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John Larkin
Birth: 1882
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1936
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Vaudeville Performer, Actor. Born John Larkin Smith, he was known in vaudeville as "The Rajah of Mirth" and "The Funniest Colored Comedian in the World", Larkin headed the Dandy Dixie Minstrels in the 1920s. He successfully transitioned to the screen in 1931 starring in 'Smart Money', 'Sporting Blood', and 'Alexander Hamilton' and became known as the "highest paid Negro actor in Hollywood." He went on to appear in more than 50 films for Paramount and MGM. His last role was in MGM's 'The Great Ziegfield'. (bio by: Louis du Mort) 
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section A, 2434
 
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Record added: Aug 28, 2005
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