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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 7 September 1891San Bernardino, California, USA
Date of Death 6 February 1970Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

On stage since age 15, Roscoe Karns parlayed his machine-gun delivery and street-wise demeanor (although many thought of him as a New Yorker, he was actually from San Bernardino, California) into character roles in dozens of films from the 1920s to the 1960s. His peak period, though, was in the 1930s, where he often played a wisecracking cab driver or a brash newspaper reporter (as in His Girl Friday (1940), usually the friend of the hero who helps him solve the murder/catch the bad guys/find the missing heiress, etc.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (1)

Mary M. Fraso (1920 - 6 February 1970) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (2)

Father of Todd Karns.
He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Wings (1927) and It Happened One Night (1934).

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