Eddie Borden

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Eddie Borden
Jungle Bride (1933) 1.jpg
From left, Eddie Borden, Clarence Geldart, Charles Starrett, and Anita Page in Jungle Bride (1933)
Edgar Mason Borden

May 1, 1888
DiedJune 30, 1955(1955-06-30) (aged 67)
Years active1922–1952

Edgar Mason Borden (May 1, 1888 – June 30, 1955) was an American film actor who started his career in vaudeville as an acrobat and then successfully turned to comedy. Throughout the 1920s, he toured in the Keith, Orpheum and Pantages vaudeville circuits, often billed as "the high hat comedian" and the "fun king." Borden appeared in nearly 160 films between 1922 and 1952 and was mostly seen in comedic bit parts. Borden appeared in numerous films with Laurel and Hardy.


He was born on May 1, 1888 in Waynesville, Ohio.[1][2][3] His father was from Deer Lodge, Tennessee.

He appeared in nearly 160 films between 1922 and 1952 and was mostly seen in comedic bit parts and occasionally as the principal comic relief in films such as Jungle Bride.

He died on June 30, 1955, aged 67, in Hollywood, California.[1][4]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Eddie Mason Borden". California Death Index. June 30, 1955. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ "Edgar M. Borden". World War I draft registration. 1917. Retrieved 2016-12-15. Waynesville, Ohio CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ He wrote "Waynesville, Ohio" in his 1917 draft registration. The 1920 United States Census uses "Ohio". The California Death Index uses "Tennessee" and IMDb uses "Deer Lodge, Tennessee".
  4. ^ IMDb uses July 1, 1955, however the California Death Index uses June 30, 1955 and is more reliable, since it is indexed from his death certificate.

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