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Eric Campbell (I) (1880–1917)


Campbell was born in Sale, Cheshire on 26th April 1880 and began acting as a boy. He married fellow music hall performer Fanny Gertrude Robotham on March 30, 1901 and was later hired by English music hall impresario Fred Karno for his "Fun Factory" comedy troupes that featured other comics like a young Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel. Campbell ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Vagabond Gypsy chieftain
(1916)
Behind the Screen Goliath - a Stagehand
(1916)
The Immigrant Head Waiter
(1917)
The Count The Tailor
(1916)

Filmography

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 1918 How to Make Movies (Short)
Golfer (uncredited)
 1917/I The Adventurer (Short)
The Suitor
 1917 The Immigrant (Short)
Head Waiter
 1917 The Cure (Short)
The Man with the Gout
 1917 Easy Street (Short)
The Bully
 1916 The Rink (Short)
Mr. Stout
 1916 Behind the Screen (Short)
Goliath - a Stagehand
 1916 The Pawnshop (Short)
Crook
 1916 The Count (Short)
The Tailor
 1916 The Vagabond (Short)
Gypsy chieftain
 1916 The Fireman (Short)
Fire Chief
 1916 The Floorwalker (Short)
Store Manager
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)

Spouse:

Pearl Gilman  (his death) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Stan Laurel described him as 'An elephant of a man'. See more »

Trademark:

Played the villain in Charles Chaplin's Mutual film in which his sheer physical size and intimidating expression made him the ideal foe for the undersized Tramp to oppose.

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