Appeared (as "Harlan Smith") in "She Lived Next to the Firehouse" on Broadway. Farce. Written by William Grew
and Harry Delf
. Directed by William B. Friedlander. Longacre Theatre: 10 Feb 1931-Mar 1931 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: William Gargan
, Ara Gerald
, Roger Gray, George Harvey, John Henry, Ralph Hertz
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5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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[on Hollywood] The money was great, and you had a ball. I played in 96 pictures - maybe one or two good ones.
In 1912, he was the first person to sing the classic, 'My Melancholy Baby.' He was appearing at the Mozart Cafe in Denver, Colorado. He happened to visit a pub on Curtis Street, where he knew the proprietor. Knowing Bill was looking for a new song for his act, the proprietor directed him to the pub's back room, where George Norton and Ernie Burnett were in the process of composing 'My Melancholy ...
Played numerous sarcastic characters, through out his career.