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Date of Birth 5 December 1892Buffalo, New York, USA
Date of Death 18 June 1937Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameAlbert Isaac Boasberg
Nickname The Funniest Guy in Hollywood
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Al Boasberg was born on December 5, 1892 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Albert Isaac Boasberg. He was a writer and director, known for The General (1926), Doughboys (1930) and Battling Butler (1926). He was married to Roslyn Goldberg. He died on June 18, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Roslyn Goldberg (1927 - ?) (separated)

Trivia (6)

Called his home, "The Famous House That Gags Built".
Nephew of 19th century actress of Judith Berolde, wife of writer Edward Marshall.
He once purchased a lot and arranged to have the house on it torn down so he could put up a new structure. The next day when he drove by, the contractors were busily destroying the house next door.
Days before his death he had signed a new contract with Jack Benny.
Not long after his arrival in Hollywood (1925), he became a writer for Buster Keaton. Later he wrote for RKO's "Hollywood Revue" and Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey's "Assorted Nuts".
His father, Herman Boasberg, was a jewelry store clerk in Buffalo.

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