He acted in Arthur Hopkins and George Manker Watters' play, "Burlesque," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
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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.
According to his son John Lahr in "Notes on a Cowardly Lion" (the official biography), Lahr had terminal cancer but did not know it when he signed to do "The Night They Raided Minsky's". He agreed to shoot an extensive night scene outdoors in New York City on a cold December night, leading to the pneumonia that was the immediate cause of his death. His completed scenes were left in the film, ...
Slow warbling vibrato singing voice, most notably used in The Wizard of Oz
(1939), but also noted in other movies including Rose Marie
(1954), as well as on Broadway.