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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameWilliam Halop Cohen

Mini Bio (1)

Billy Halop's show business career started on radio in the 1920s and carried over to stage work on Broadway. There, in 1937, he and other teenage cast members of the stage hit "Dead End" were brought to Hollywood by Samuel Goldwyn for the film version of the play, which was a tremendous hit. Halop and some of the other teenage cast members went on to do a series of films at Universal as the Dead End Kids/Little Tough Guys while some of the others worked at Monogram in a series as the East Side Kids. Halop left the group in the early 1940s to seek a career on his own, but could only land parts in B pictures. His career was also hampered by a long string of marital and financial problems and a lifelong struggle against alcoholism. Toward the end of his career, he had a recurring role as Munson, the owner of the cab company where Archie Bunker worked part time, in All in the Family (1971). His last years were spent making a living as a male nurse.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (4)

Suzanne Roe (17 December 1960 - 1971) (divorced)
Barbara Van Brunt Hoon (14 February 1949 - 7 January 1959) (divorced)
Helen Tupper (31 May 1946 - 14 January 1947) (divorced)
? (nurse coworker) (? - ?) (annulled)

Trivia (9)

Interred at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California, USA Specific Interment Location: Garden of Sher Mot, Crypt 64181.
Worked as an electric dryer salesman for the Leonard Appliance Company of Los Angeles in the mid-1950s. He was named "Most Creative Salesman in the U.S." by the National Association of Manufacturers.
Brother of actress Florence Halop.
His wife suffered from multiple sclerosis.
He became a registered nurse (RN) at St. John's Hospital in Malibu, California.
His wife, Suzanne Roe, was a multiple sclerosis victim when he married her in 1960. The nursing skills he learned while taking care of his wife led him to steady work as a registered nurse at St. John's Hospital in Malibu.
Dead End Kid Billy Halop did not work with Dead Ender Leo Gorcey after 1939, but did work with other members of the original gang.
He was working on his autobiography, titled There's No Dead End, at the time of his death.
Father: Benjamin Cohen; Mother: Lucille Halop.

Personal Quotes (1)

There is no Dead End.

Salary (2)

Crime School (1938) $275 /week
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) $650 /week

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