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 Duke York

Duke York

Original Name Charles Sinsabaugh
Birth
Danby, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Death 24 Jan 1952 (aged 43)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Abbey of the Psalms, Foyer F, Tier 2
Memorial ID 7939 · View Source
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Actor. Born Charles Everest Sinsabaugh in Danby, New York, he adopted a stage name and debuted as a film actor in 1933's ‘Island of Lost Souls.' His most notable role was probably that of King Kala in 1936's ‘Flash Gordon.' He quickly solidified a niche as a heavily made up extra, playing hunchbacks, werewolves, thugs, and other menacing figures and has been referred to as a second-string Lon Chaney, Jr. He appeared in such films as ‘Alias Boston Blackie' in 1942; ‘Destination Tokyo' in 1943, 1948's ‘The Paleface;' and ‘My Favorite Spy' in 1951. York died of a self-inflicted gunshot in 1952, but unusually his career continued. Columbia Pictures, inserted stock footage of him in many shorts and westerns for several more years.

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  • Added: 23 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7939
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Duke York (17 Oct 1908–24 Jan 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7939, citing Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .