Bobby Vernon (March 9, 1897/1898, Chicago, Illinois – June 28, 1939, Hollywood, California) was an American comedic actor in silent films. He later became a writer and comedy supervisor at Paramount for W.C. Fields and Bing Crosby, when the sound era arrived.
Life and career
The son of actors Harry Burns and Dorothy Vernon, Bobby first appeared onstage at the age of nine. Five years later, he was appearing in Universal Studios's Joker comedies. A comedic and romantic lead, he appeared in numerous silent films, beginning with Keystone romantic comedies opposite Gloria Swanson in 1915, and in Al Christie romantic comedies in 1917.
He died of a heart attack in 1939.
- ^ "Bobby Vernon, Actor of Silent Screen", New York Times, June 29, 1939.