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Karl Dane (1886–1934)

Born Rasmus Karl Therkelsen Gottlieb in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 12, 1886 the future Karl Dane had a rough childhood. His father was an alcoholic and spendthrift. At a young age his parents divorced. To escape his unhappy home he took a great interest in the arts, particularly puppeteering (something popular in Denmark at the time). Dane ... See full bio »

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 1933 The Whispering Shadow
Sparks - Dispatcher
 1932 Fast Life
Olaf (uncredited)
 1932 Summer Daze (Short)
Karl Svenson
 1931 Lime Juice Nights (Short)
 1931 Dumbbells in Derbies (Short)
 1931 A Put Up Job (Short)
Karl
 1930 New Moon
Kirghiz Soldier at Fort Darvaz (uncredited)
 1930 Knights Before Christmas (Short)
Karl
 1930 A Lady's Morals
Swede in Audience (uncredited)
 1930 Dizzy Dates (Short)
 1930 Crazy House (Short)
Karl Dane
 1930 Billy the Kid
Swenson
 1930 Broken Wedding Bells (Short)
 1930 Men Without Skirts (Short)
 1930 The Big House
Olsen
 1930 Montana Moon
Hank
 1929 Navy Blues
Sven Swanson
 1929 The Mysterious Island (uncredited)
 1929 Speedway
Dugan
 1929 China Bound
Sharkey Nye
 1929 The Duke Steps Out
Barney, Duke's Chauffeur
 1929 All at Sea
Stupid McDuff
 1929 The Voice of the Storm
Spike
 1928 Alias Jimmy Valentine
Swede
 1928 Brotherly Love
Oscar
 1928 Detectives
House Detective
 1928 Circus Rookies
Oscar Thrust
 1928 The Trail of '98
Lars Petersen
 1928 Baby Mine
Oswald Hardy
 1927 The Enemy
Jan
 1927 Rookies
Sgt. Diggs
 1927 Slide, Kelly, Slide
Swede Hansen
 1927 The Red Mill
Captain Jacop Van Goop
 1926 War Paint
Petersen
 1926 Bardelys the Magnificent
Rodenard
 1926 The Scarlet Letter
Giles
 1926 The Son of the Sheik
Ramadan
 1926 Monte Carlo
The Doorman
 1925 His Secretary
Janitor
 1925 Lights of Old Broadway
Roosevelt's Father
 1925 The Everlasting Whisper
Jarrold
 1920 The Whirlwind
The Wolf
 1919 Daring Hearts
Lieutenant Von Bergheim
 1918 Her Final Reckoning
Prince Tcheretoff
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Stage actor.

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Alternate Names:

Carl Dane | Dane

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Trivia:

Emigrated to the United States (Ellis Island) on 11 February 1916 and settled in Brooklyn, taking on various jobs as a machinist, carpenter and auto mechanic. His wife and children stayed in Copenhagen. His wife, too ill to make the journey to America, eventually divorced him and he lost touch with his children, until the success of "The Big Parade" when they regained contact. See more »

Nickname:

The Great Dane

Star Sign:

Libra

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