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Chester Lauck (1902–1980)

Chester Lauck was born on February 9, 1902 in Allene, Arkansas, USA as Chester H. Lauck. He was an actor and writer, known for So This Is Washington (1943), The Bashful Bachelor (1942) and Two Weeks to Live (1943). He died on February 21, 1980 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. See full bio »

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 1942 The Bashful Bachelor (story)
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 1959 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.44 (1959) ... Himself (as Chet Lauck)
 1957 To Tell the Truth (TV Series)
- Episode dated 27 August 1957 (1957) ... Contestant
 1954 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Stars on Parade (Documentary short)
Himself - as Lum Edwards character
 1949 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Happy Homes (Documentary short)
 1942 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 5 (Documentary short)
Himself (uncredited)
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 2000 Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics (Video documentary) (as Lum)

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Chet Lauck | Lum

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[on the decision by he and partner Norris Goff to retire their "Lum 'n' Abner" act] Abner [Goff] said that when we went off the air that he was "awful fer behind in my sittin'," and that's the business he's in right now--sittin', and lots of it. He never really enjoyed it the way I did, anyway, so I guess things worked out pretty well for both of us.


Portrayed Lum Edwards on different radio networks through the years (NBC, CBS, ABC, Mutual) on "Lum & Abner" (1931-1954) with his partner Norris Goff. See more »



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