Jack Lipson

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Jack Lipson
Born (1901-01-17)January 17, 1901
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Died November 28, 1947(1947-11-28) (aged 46)
Madera County, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Heart attack
Other names Jack "Tiny" Lipson
Years active 1927-1947

Jack "Tiny" Lipson (January 17, 1901 – November 28, 1947) was an American film actor. He appeared in over 85 films between 1927 and 1948.

Career[edit]

Lipson played character parts, and was usually uncredited. Due to his rotund, towering figure, Lipson gained the nickname "Tiny" and was usually cast as the "fat guy" in films.[1] He played the role of King Vultan the 1936 classic Flash Gordon. In 1941, he appeared in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break as a Turkish passenger aboard an airplane with W. C. Fields, whose mumbled remarks about the passenger's size prompt the retort, "You a big nose have it!"[2] Two years later, Lipson portrayed a German sailor in the Three Stooges' short Back from the Front, in which he is knocked unconscious and collapses on top of a suffocating Larry Fine. Moe Howard comes to the rescue and quips, "Woah, a German whale!"[3]

Death[edit]

Lipson died of a heart attack on November 28, 1947, aged 46. He is interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ threestooges.net Jack "Tiny" Lipson bio
  2. ^ Fields, W. C. (1973). W. C. Fields in Never give a sucker an even break and Tillie and Gus: Volume 37 of Classic film scripts. Lorrimer. p. 42.
  3. ^ threestooges.net - Back From the Front

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