Bobby Vernon

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Bobby Vernon

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[edit]

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.[citation needed]


He died of a heart attack in 1939.[1]

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Bobby Vernon, Actor of Silent Screen", New York Times, June 29, 1939.

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