George Rowe (actor)

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George Rowe
George Rowe, Smithy.jpg
Rowe in Smithy (1924)
George Dewey Rowe

(1894-09-15)September 15, 1894
Maine, U.S.
DiedFebruary 5, 1975(1975-02-05) (aged 80)
Years active1919–1928

George Dewey Rowe (September 15, 1894 – February 5, 1975) was an American character actor of the silent film era, known for his cross-eyed look. Born in Maine in 1894, Rowe broke into the film industry in the 1919 short film, Tough Luck, starring Snub Pollard. Over his ten-year career, he appeared in over 125 shorts, many of which for Hal Roach, including several with Stan Laurel and in the iconic Our Gang series. His Roach Studio contract was terminated in 1925, after which he toured the West Coast in vaudeville for a time. Rowe's film career ended with the advent of sound film.[1] He died on February 5, 1975, in Santa Barbara, California and was interred at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.[citation needed]

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Vaudeville Publicity Photo

Stan Laurel Starring Films:

Other Films:


  1. ^ Massa, Steve (2013). Lame Brains and Lunatics. Albany, Georgia: BearManor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-268-8.

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