Emmett Lynn

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Emmett Lynn
Born
Emmett Earl Lynn

(1897-02-14)February 14, 1897
Muscatine, Iowa, United States
DiedOctober 20, 1958(1958-10-20) (aged 61)
Hollywood, California, United States
Years active1940–1958

Emmett Lynn (February 14, 1897 – October 20, 1958)[1] was an American actor of the stage and screen.

When he was nine years old, Lynn became a song plugger in Denver, Colorado. From that beginning he moved to performing in a children's revue. Gus Edwards spotted Lynn and put him in a production of Edwards' School Days.[1] Lynn served in the Army during World War I.[1]

An eccentric character comedian in vaudeville,[2] he later produced travelling road companies known variously as the Novelty Players, the Emmett Lynn Musical Comedy Company and the Emmett Lynn Players, of which he was its star comedian and usually billed as "Emmett 'Pap' Lynn; his troupes flourished in the 1920s and early 1930s. By 1935, he was just one of the comedians in a travellng musical revue called The Passing Show.

Lynn began working in films for Biograph Studios in 1913.[1] On screen, Lynn appeared in over 140 films between 1940 and 1956. He made several television appearances from 1949 until his death, especially in westerns. He was featured in nine episodes of The Lone Ranger during the final decade of his life.

On Broadway, Lynn appeared in Gasoline Gypsies (1931).[3]

He was born in Muscatine, Iowa, and died in Hollywood, California from ventricular fibrillation due to a coronary occlusion.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Longden, Tom (July 1, 2007). "Character actor Lynn appeared in 500 movies". The Des Moines Register. Iowa, Des Moines. p. 15. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  2. ^ "Racketeers race in 'Midnight Taxi'". Courier-Post. New Jersey, Camden. December 15, 1928. p. 16. Retrieved April 8, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Emmett Lynn". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on April 8, 2020. Retrieved April 8, 2020.

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