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Overview (3)

Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (emphysema)
Birth NameWalter Lawrence Burke

Mini Bio (1)

Highly recognizable Irish-American character actor whose small stature and wizened features made him resemble a leprechaun (a role which he played on more than one occasion). Probably best known as Willie Stark's bodyguard in All the King's Men (1949).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (4)

Began his career on the Broadway stage as a child actor. He appeared in plays such as "Up in Central Park" and "Major Barbara".
Had a horse ranch in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
Often cast as henchmen or Runyonesque gangsters.
Worked as an acting coach in the 1970's.

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