|Date of Birth||13 August 1895, New York City, New York, USA|
|Date of Death||4 December 1967, New York City, New York, USA (hemorrhage and pneumonia)|
|Birth Name||Irving Lahrheim|
|Height||5' 9" (1.75 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
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 (1939). 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, Lahr worked his way up to the top billing of the Columbia Burlesque Circuit. When in Broadway, Lahr usually plays a comic actor in plays which he starred in such as the classic routine The Song of the Woodman, which he would later perform in Merry Go Round of 1938 (1937).
Aside from The Wizard of Oz (1939), Lahr's movie career never caught on because his gestures and reactions were too broad. Lahr died in 1967.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: rocknrollunderdawg
|Mildred Schroeder||(11 February 1940 - 4 December 1967) (his death) (2 children)|
|Mercedes Delpino||(29 August 1929 - 2 November 1939) (annulled) (1 child)|