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Robert Woolsey (I) (1888–1938)


At the age of 7, his father died, leaving his mother and her six children in poverty, of the children, 4 died in early years. To earn some money to support the family, Robert took odd jobs, before becoming a jockey. This career ended when the horse, Pink Star, the future Kentucky Derby winner of 1907, fell and broke Robert's leg. Robert then went ... See full bio »

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So This Is Africa Alexander
(1933)
On Again-Off Again Claude Horton
(1937)
Cockeyed Cavaliers Robert Maltravers
(1934)
Cracked Nuts Zander Ulysses Parkhurst
(1931)

Filmography

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 1937 High Flyers
Pierre Potkin
 1937 On Again-Off Again
Claude Horton
 1936 Mummy's Boys
Aloysius C. Whittaker
 1936 Silly Billies
Dr. Philip 'Painless' Pennington
 1935 The Rainmakers
Roscoe the Rainmaker
 1935 The Nitwits
Newton
 1934 Kentucky Kernels
Elmer
 1934 Cockeyed Cavaliers
Robert Maltravers
 1934 Hips, Hips, Hooray!
Dr. Dudley
 1933 Diplomaniacs
Hercules Grub
 1933 So This Is Africa
Alexander
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail
Spider Robbins
 1932 Girl Crazy
Slick Foster
 1931 Peach-O-Reno
Julius Swift
 1931 Caught Plastered
Egbert G. Higginbothom
 1931 Oh! Oh! Cleopatra (Short)
Julius Caesar
 1931 Everything's Rosie
Dr. J. Dockweiler Droop
 1931 Cracked Nuts
Zander Ulysses Parkhurst
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Robert Woolsey
 1930 Hook Line and Sinker
Addington Ganzy
 1930 Half Shot at Sunrise
Gilbert Simpson
 1930 Dixiana
Ginger Dandy
 1930 The Cuckoos
Professor Cunningham
 1929 Rio Rita
Ned Lovett
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Other Works:

Honest Liars (1926). Farce. Written by Robert Weenolsen and Sherrill Webb. Directed by Frank Smithson. Sam H. Harris Theatre: 19 Jul 1926- Oct 1926 (closing date unknown/96 performances). Cast: Ainsworth Arnold, Harriet Harbaugh, Alfred Kappeler, Kathleen Lowry, Neil Pratt, Adelaide Rondelle, Vincent Strain, Margaret Walker, ... See more »

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Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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The great comedy team of "Wheeler & Woolsey" are little known in the 21st century, despite their great popularity in the 1930s. One of the reasons likely is the fact that their films were not packaged and sold to television in the 1950s, unlike The Three Stooges and "Laurel & Hardy", who then went on to entertain new generations of fans. Bobby Clark wrote much of the dialogue, and it was very ... See more »

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heavy black framed eyeglasses with big round lenses

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