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Herman Bing
Birth: Mar. 30, 1889
Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurter Stadtkreis
Hessen, Germany
Death: Jan. 9, 1947
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Educated in his native country Germany for a musical career, Herman Bing went into vaudeville at the young age of 16, and found work as a circus clown. He entered film in the mid-1920s working as a scripter and assistant director to F.W. Murnau on the film "Sunrise" (1927). He also worked under John Ford and Frank Borzage, before establishing himself as a successful character actor well-known for his wild-eyed facial expressions and thick German accent. He appeared in supporting roles in numerous films including, The Call of the Wild (1935), Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938), Bitter Sweet (1940) and Where Do We Go from Here? (1945). The type of comedy he was known for became outdated in the years following World War 2 and there has been speculation that the lack of opportunities drove him to commit suicide by shooting himself. He had a brother named Gus who was also an actor. (bio by: r77ortiz) 
Family links: 
  Frieda Bing (1869 - 1939)
  Herman Bing (1889 - 1947)
  Gustav Bing (1893 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Suicide
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section 8, Lot 199
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 16, 1999
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