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Joe Penner (1904–1941)

Mostly forgotten today, radio comic Joe Penner was a major craze back in Depression-era 1933 and 1934. There was no heavy social significance to his work and certainly no subtlety -- just alot of slapstick silliness that helped audiences forget their troubles and get happy. People today equate Penner's zany, simpering, man-child delivery to that ... See full bio »

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Known For

New Faces of 1937
New Faces of 1937 Seymore Seymore
(1937)
The Life of the Party
(1937)
Go Chase Yourself
Go Chase Yourself Wilbur Meeley
(1938)
College Rhythm
(1934)

Filmography

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 1940 Millionaire Playboy
Joe Zany, aka Mr. Joe Potter
 1936 Collegiate
Joe
 1932 Here, Prince (Short)
Crown Prince Michael of Deleria
 1932 The Toreador (Short)
 1931 Rough Sailing (Short)
 1931 Where Men Are Men (Short)
Joe Pipgrass
 1931 Gangway (Short)
Joe
 1931 Sax Appeal (Short)
Joe
 1931 Moving In (Short)
Joe
 1931 Making Good (Short)
 1931 Service Stripes (Short)
Joe
 1930 A Stuttering Romance (Short)
 1930 Seeing Off Service (Short)
 1930 Stepping Out (Short)
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Show Show Writer (3 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: The Joe Penner Show. CBS Radio Network: Thursdays 7:30-8:00 pm. Debut: 6 Oct 1938. Sponsor: Huskies Cereal (26 episodes). Ended: 30 Mar 1939. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Portrayals | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

His trademark: "Wanna buy a duck?"

Trivia:

An original Joe Penner Tin Wind-Up Marx toy in mint condition today is worth around $1500.00. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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