Harlan circa 1892
December 29, 1865|
Zanesville, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||January 21, 1940
Martinsville, Indiana, U.S.
|Cause of death||Stroke|
|Resting place||Green Lawn Cemetery
|Relatives||Kenneth Harlan (nephew)|
Otis Harlan (December 29, 1865 – January 21, 1940) was an American comedic actor.
In 1906, he appeared in Victor Herbert's The Magic Knight. He was playing in vaudeville shows by 1911, appearing in Irving Berlin's ragtime musicals. Harlan also played the role of Cap'n Andy in the first, part-talkie film version of "Show Boat" (1929). He was also seen as the Master of Ceremonies in the sound prologue that accompanied the film. In 1935, Harlan played the role of Starveling in Max Reinhardt's 1935 film version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 1937, Harlan provided the voice of "Happy" the dwarf, in the Disney animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a resounding hit which became a film classic. In the same year he also appeared in the Our Gang short Roamin' Holiday. He also voiced Mr. Mole in Bambi.
- A Stranger in New York (1916)
- Two Kinds of Women (1922)
- The World's a Stage (1922)
- Truxton King (1923)
- Captain Blood (1924)
- The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924)
- Lightnin' (1925)
- How Baxter Butted In (1925)
- The Prince of Pilsen (1926)
- The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)
- Show Boat (1927)
- The Grip of the Yukon (1928)
- The Mississippi Gambler (1929)
- Dames Ahoy! (1930)
- The King of Jazz (1930)
- Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)
- Music in the Air (1934)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
- Mr. Boggs Steps Out (1938)
- Bambi (1942)
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