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A. Robins (1886–1950)

Adolf Proper was the son of a Viennese textile manufacturer; he left home as a teenager to go into show business as a street performer, and changed his last name to "Robins", as he said, "Like Rubens, the painter." He traveled through Europe in his younger days as a comedian who used musical instruments in his act before coming to America where he... See full bio »

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Seeing Red
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Mother Wore Tights
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine Guest Mime-Prop Comedian


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 1963 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series)
Guest Mime-Prop Comedian
- Episode #2.11 (1963) ... Guest Mime-Prop Comedian
 1939 Seeing Red (Short)
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 1947 Mother Wore Tights
Himself (uncredited)
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 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Vaudeville (1997) ... Himself

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A. Robbins


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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Noted vaudeville performer.


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