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Cause of death  pneumonia
Role  Film actor
Name  Eddie Laughton

Years active  1935-1952
Other names  Edgar Hugh Loughton
Spouse  Mary Eaton (m. ?–1948)
Eddie Laughton Eddie Laughton20 June 1903 21 March 1952 was a British film

Born  20 June 1903 (1903-06-20) Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Resting place  Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City Plot: Section G, Lot 533, Grave 5
Died  March 21, 1952, Hollywood, California, United States
Movies  She's Oil Mine, So Long Mr Chumps, Disorder in the Court, Beer Barrel Polecats, Loco Boy Makes Good
Similar People  Jules White, Del Lord, Clyde Bruckman, Mary Eaton, Wallace MacDonald

Eddie Loughton (20 June 1903 – 21 March 1952) was a British film actor. Loughton appeared in over 200 films between 1935 and 1952.

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Career

Loughton's family immigrated to the US in 1909 and settled in Detroit. He started in vaudeville, and, according to a biography of Larry Fine of the Three Stooges, managed a vaudeville theatre where Fine once played.

The pencil-mustached Loughton was placed under contract by Columbia Pictures in 1935. He appeared in many Columbia features, short subjects and serials throughout the 1930s and 1940s.

Modern viewers will remember Loughton for his role as "Percy Pomeroy, convict 41144" in the Stooge comedies So Long Mr. Chumps and Beer Barrel Polecats, or as the happy drunk in Loco Boy Makes Good. Loughton was an excellent utility player, useful in good-guy and bad-guy roles alike. (He and Columbia actor John Tyrrell shared many scenes.) Laughton was also a convincing dialect comedian, playing a French nobleman in Buster Keaton's She's Oil Mine, and an English big-game hunter plastered with pies in the Stooges' In the Sweet Pie and Pie.

In addition to his roles in the Stooge shorts, Laughton joined the team during their personal appearances between filming schedules, acting as their straight man.

Death

Laughton died of pneumonia on 21 March 1952.

References

Eddie Laughton Wikipedia


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