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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 23 October 1887Liverpool, England, UK
Date of Death 2 September 1983Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJames Aubrey
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Bolton, Lancashire, Aubrey was the son of US born gymnast Robert Aubrey. Later a member of the Fred Karno variety troupe, he first traveled to New York in 1900, then settled permanently after emigrating from London, on August 29, 1908. An early understudy of Charlie Chaplin, he later achieved leading status during the silents era (Oliver Hardy once providing support). Following his career decline as a starring performer, he was initially given work by Laurel & Hardy, before embarking on a career as a bit-part player in over 300 features.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Leslie Carter

Trivia (2)

Comedian who had his own film series of comedies 1919-1921 in which Oliver Hardy usually appeared as a villain. Played small parts in a few Laurel & Hardy movies. Bit parts in many Hollywood films of the 30s and 40s; mainly as a drunk.
Although he receives no billing, Jimmy Aubrey plays the role of Hawkens, the gorilla's keeper in the Three Stooges comedy, Crime on Their Hands (1948).

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