Appeared in / directed (w/Walter Edwin
) "The Farmer's Wife" on broadway
. Comedy. Written by Eden Phillpotts
. Comedy Theater: 9 Oct 1924-Jan 1925 (closing date unknown/120 performances). Cast: Barbara Allen, Leslie Barrie
, Violet Blythe, Leonard Carey, Mrs. Charles Coburn, Frances Clarke, Shirley Gale, Walter Edwin, Etienne
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
A fan of harness racing, Coburn would visit the Delaware County, OH, fair to attend the Little Brown Jug Stakes (for Pacers) in the 1950s. Each year he recounted to fans there the same story: "I grew up in the city not far from a burlesque theater and my father cautioned me not to go there because I might see something I shouldn't see. So, of course, when I got old enough I went right in, and ...
His famous monocle was no affectation, but actually corrected an eye deficiency. "No point having two window panes where one will do," was always his explanation.