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 Erle C. Kenton

Erle C. Kenton

Birth
Norborne, Carroll County, Missouri, USA
Death 28 Jan 1980 (aged 83)
Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Freedom Mausoleum, Columbarium of Patriots #34958 (bottom row)
Memorial ID 10811 · View Source
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Actor, Motion Picture Director. Kenton started his acting career in 1914, as a regular in the Sennett Studios silent film "Keystone Kop" features. After working his way as a studio gagman and assistant director, was given a crack at directing a feature film with the 1920 Sennett production, "Down on the Farm" . He continued working in a comic vein at other studios throughout the silent era with titles to include "The Sap" (1926), "Bare Knees" (1927) and "Golf Widows" (1928). With the advent of the talkie revolution, he had no trouble adapting to the direction of films such as "Mexicali Rose" (1929), "X Marks the Spot" (1931) and "Guilty as Hell" (1932). In 1940s, he had much success in comedy features to include "Pardon My Sarong" (1942) and "Who Done It?" (1942), which he played a cameo role as Teddy Roosevelt. He devoted his last working years to 1950s television, helming episodes of series of "Topper" and "Amos ‘N' Andy".

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10811
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Erle C. Kenton (1 Aug 1896–28 Jan 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10811, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .