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Henry Armetta

  • Birth 4 Jul 1888 Palermo, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
  • Death 21 Oct 1945 San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Section D, Lot 295
  • Memorial ID 6807840

Actor. At the age of 14, he stowed away on a boat to America, performed menial tasks to get by and eventually got a part in a chorus for a New York City stage show. In 1920, he moved to Hollywood and easily found work performing as stereotypical Italian in silent films. He went on to appear in over 152 films, being in 24 features in 1934 alone. His many credits included "Madame X" (1929), "The Devils Brother" (1933), "Poor Little Rich Girl" (1936), "Once Upon a Time" (1944) and "Anchors Aweigh" (1945). He died of a heart attack at the age of 57.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6807840
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Armetta (4 Jul 1888–21 Oct 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6807840, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .