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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 May 1907St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
Date of Death 20 September 1994Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameBenjamin Michael Zifkin

Mini Bio (1)

Benny Baker was born on May 5, 1907 in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA as Benjamin Michael Zifkin. He was an actor, known for Paint Your Wagon (1969), The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (1984) and Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966). He was married to Margery Chapin and Edith Turgell. He died on September 20, 1994 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Margery Chapin (1 January 1936 - ?)
Edith Turgell (? - ?) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Small, round glasses, usually taped.

Trivia (3)

Moon-faced, chubby American comedy actor, a former grocery truck driver. Acted in vaudeville and burlesque during the 1920's, before graduating to slapstick comedy on screen (including work for Hal Roach). From the mid-1930's under contract with Paramount, seen in many small roles as bank clerks, bellboys and cab drivers.
Baker was a member of The Lambs, the prestigious actors club of NYC.
Father: Max Zifkin; Mother; Bertha Gershteblatt.

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