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Ben Turpin

Comedian | * 09/19/1869 († 70, 07/01/1940) | New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Bernard "Ben" Turpin (September 19, 1869 – July 1, 1940) was an American comedian and actor, best remembered for his work in silent films. His trademarks were his cross-eyed appearance and adeptness at vigorous physical comedy. Turpin worked with notable performers such as Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy, and was a part of the Mack Sennett studio team. He is believed to have been the first filmed "victim" of the pie in the face gag. When sound came to films, Turpin chose to retire, having invested profitably in real estate, although he did do occasional cameos. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Music

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Movies with Ben Turpin as Actor(69)

as edited from 'Yukon Jake' (archive footage)1960 When Comedy Was King
as (archive footage)1951 The Slappiest Days of Our Lives
as (archive footage)1943 Happy Times and Jolly Moments
as Cross-Eyed Plumber1940 Saps at Sea
as Bartender in Western1939 Hollywood Cavalcade
as Count Drewa Blanc1935 Keystone Hotel
as Henry1934 The Law of the Wild
as Mysterious Man1932 Million Dollar Legs
as Ben1932 Make Me a Star
as The Butcher1931 Ambassador Bill
as Justice of the Peace1931 Our Wife
as Bartender1930 Swing High
as Cossack Guard (uncredited)1930 A Royal Romance
as Cross-Eyed Lackey (uncredited)1930 The Love Parade
as Waiter in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number1929 Show of Shows
as Ben Muggs1928 Holding His Own
as Benjamin Turps1928 Idle Eyes
as Amos Gillig1928 The Cockeyed Family
as Baron Bonamo1927 The Pride of Pikeville
as Donald Drake1927 Broke in China
as Vigil Vancourt1927 The Jolly Jilter
as The Janitor1927 The College Hero
as Prince Nikolo1926 When a Man's a Prince
as Rodney St. Clair1926 A Harem Knight
as The Stranger1925 Hogan's Alley
as Sheriff Cyclone Bill1924 Yukon Jake
as Baron Sergius Rodney St. Clair1924 Three Foolish Weeks
as himself1924 The Hollywood Kid
as A Soda Clerk1924 Ten Dollars or Ten Days
as Bill Poster - The Sheik1923 The Shriek of Araby
as Joe Magee1923 The Dare-Devil
as Rodney Robbin1922 Step Forward
as The Baker1921 Love and Doughnuts
as Sam Smith1921 A Small Town Idol
as Luke Larson the Oil Magnate1921 Bright Eyes
as The Justice of the Peace1920 The Quack Doctor
as The Faithful Wife's Husband1920 Down on the Farm
as A Prussian Guardsman1919 Yankee Doodle in Berlin
as Dickie, the pianist1917 The Musical Marvel
as The Butcher1917 The Butcher's Nightmare
as A Romantic Janitor1917 A Clever Dummy
as Hotel Desk Clerk1917 A Bedroom Blunder
as 1st Plumber1916 Doctoring a Leak
as Fellow Reveller1915 A Night Out
as The Count's Valet1915 Versus Sledge Hammers
as Film Extra, in Anteroom1915 His New Job
as Ringside vendor1915 The Champion
as Remendados1915 A Burlesque on Carmen
as Captain of Life Savers1914 Sweedie Learns to Swim
as Mr. Flip1909 Mr. Flip

Movies with Ben Turpin as Crew(3)

Directing/Director1917 The Musical Marvel
Writing/Screenplay1917 The Musical Marvel
Production/Producer1917 The Musical Marvel

Full Name: Ben Turpin
Born: Sunday, 09/19 1869 (September) in New Orleans
Died: Monday, 07/01 1940 (July) in Santa Monica (aged: 70)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Other names for Ben Turpin (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Bernard Turpin"
Ben Turpin frequently works together with these people:
Mack Sennett (22x, Crew)
Charlie Chaplin (18x, Crew)
Billy Bevan (10x, Actor)
Leo White (9x, Actor)
James Finlayson (8x, Actor)
Phyllis Haver (8x, Actress)
Madeline Hurlock (8x, Actress)
Andy Clyde (8x, Actor)
Stan Laurel (7x, Actor)
Chester Conklin (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:87102, Added: 05/26/2018, Last updated: 02/19/2020