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Chester Lauck (1902–1980)

Chester Lauck was born on February 9, 1902 in Allene, Arkansas, USA as Chester H. Lauck. He was an actor and writer, known for The Bashful Bachelor (1942), Partners in Time (1946) and Lum and Abner Abroad (1956). He died on February 21, 1980 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. See full bio »

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Known For

The Bashful Bachelor Lum Edwards
Partners in Time Lum Edwards
Lum and Abner Abroad Lum Edwards
Dreaming Out Loud Lum Edwards


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 1956 Lum and Abner Abroad
Lum Edwards
 1946 Partners in Time
Lum Edwards
 1944 Goin' to Town
Lum Edwards
 1943 So This Is Washington
Lum Edwards (as Lum)
 1943 Two Weeks to Live
Lum Edwards (as Lum)
 1942 The Bashful Bachelor
Lum Edwards
 1940 Dreaming Out Loud
Lum Edwards
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 1942 The Bashful Bachelor (story)
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 1959 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.44 (1959) ... Himself (as Chet Lauck)
 1957 To Tell the Truth (TV Series)
- Episode dated 27 August 1957 (1957) ... Contestant
 1954 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Stars on Parade (Documentary short)
Himself - as Lum Edwards character
 1949 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Happy Homes (Documentary short)
 1949 The Jack Benny Program (TV Special)
Lum Edwards
 1942 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 5 (Documentary short)
Himself (uncredited)
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 2000 Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics (Video documentary) (as Lum)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Chet Lauck | Lum

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Personal Quote:

[on the decision by he and partner Norris Goff to retire their "Lum 'n' Abner" act] Abner [Goff] said that when we went off the air that he was "awful fer behind in my sittin'," and that's the business he's in right now--sittin', and lots of it. He never really enjoyed it the way I did, anyway, so I guess things worked out pretty well for both of us.


In his 35 year career on radio and movies has never played any other character except for ol lovable Lum Ed'ards (Columbus Edwards) See more »



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