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Overview (4)

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died in Hollywood, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameLeonce Errol Simms
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Leon Errol was born on July 3, 1881 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Leonce Errol Simms. He was an actor, known for Higher and Higher (1943), The Girl from Mexico (1939) and The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944). He was married to Stella Bertha Nelson (aka Stella Chatelaine, dancer). He died on October 12, 1951 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Stella Bertha Nelson (aka Stella Chatelaine, dancer) (1906 - 7 November 1946) ( her death)

Trivia (7)

Buried at Forest Lawn Glendale, Eventide Section, Lot 578
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 152. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
Enjoyed a successful career on Broadway as an actor/director from 1911-1929.
Worked extensively on Broadway (often for Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.) from 1911-1929 as an actor/director specializing in musical revues.
His first job in America was entertaining an audience at a beer garden. The audience did not appreciate his singing, and tossed popcorn and peanut shells at him.
Bald-pated, Hollywood comedy star best remembered for his two-reelers for two decades from 1933, and for his appearances opposite Lupe Velez in the 'Mexican Spitfire' features of the early 40's.
Besides her husband, Stella Chatelaine Errol was survived by two nephews and a niece.

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