Animal Crackers. Musical comedy. Book by George S. Kaufman
and Morrie Ryskind
. Music by Bert Kalmar
and Harry Ruby
. Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Musical Director: Gus Salzer. Musical Direction by Gus Salzer. Musical Direction by Russell Markert. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Drected by Oscar Eagle
. 44th Street ...
1 Biographical Movie |
6 Print Biographies |
13 Portrayals |
1 Article |
1 Pictorial |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
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5' 5½" (1.66 m)
Did You Know?
The man who first inspired me was a guy called Gookie. Gookie had nothing to do with the theater. He rolled cigars in the window of a cigar store on Lexington Avenue. When he got going good he was completely lost in work, so absorbed that he had no idea what a comic face he was making. His tongue lolled out in a fat roll, his cheeks puffed out and his eyes popped out and crossed themselves. Over ...
Served as the basis for the character Banjo in the long-running comedy "The Man Who Came to Dinner" by George S. Kaufman
and Moss Hart
. The play had one of its most memorable productions at the Bucks County Playhouse in Pennsylvania, where Kaufman played Sheridan Whitside (the character based on critic Alexander Woollcott
, Hart played Beverly Carlton (the character based on Noël Coward
, and Harpo...
Usually wore a raincoat, beat up top hat and a red wig. Rarely spoke in his roles and never in films with his brothers. He would use pantomime and often had a bike horn to communicate with. He often had a scene where he would play a harp with great skill.