Fittingly known to be a "Leo" for his horoscope, Bert Lahr is always remembered as the Cowardly Lion in (and the farmer "Zeke")
The Wizard of Oz. But during his acting career, he has been known for being in burlesque, vaudeville, and Broadway. Dropped out of high school at the age of fifteen for a juvenile vaudeville act...See full bio »
1942Sing Your Worries Away
(performer: "Cindy Lou McWilliams" 1942, "Nothing Can Change My Mind" 1942, "Sally")
(performer: "A Life on the Ocean Wave" 1838 - uncredited, "I'll Take Tallulah" 1942, "How About You?" 1941 / "The Last Call for Love" 1942)
1939The Wizard of Oz
(performer: "If I Only Had the Nerve/We're Off To See The Wizard" 1939 - uncredited, "The Merry Old Land of Oz" 1939 - uncredited, "If I Were King of the Forest" 1939 - uncredited)
Cole Porter was a horrible piano player. 'Oompah, oompah,' he played with a slow, wooden tempo. If you didn't know who it was, you'd have thought he was a learner.
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He began seeing his future second wife Mildred in the early 1930s while his first wife was institutionalized. Mildred left him in March 1936 and married another man because he would not divorce his first wife. Mildred left her first husband by the end of 1936 and went back to Lahr, who obtained a divorce from his first wife a year later.
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