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Overview (3)

Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
Died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameBenjamin Michael Zifkin

Mini Bio (1)

Benny Baker was born on May 5, 1907 in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA as Benjamin Michael Zifkin. He was an actor, known for Paint Your Wagon (1969), Rose Bowl (1936) and Blonde Trouble (1937). He was married to Edith Turgell and Margery Chapin. He died on September 20, 1994 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Edith Turgell (1946 - 20 September 1994) ( his death) ( 2 children)
Margery Chapin (1 January 1936 - 2 October 1945) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Small, round glasses, usually taped.

Trivia (3)

Moon-faced, chubby American comedy actor, a former grocery truck driver. Acted in vaudeville and burlesque during the 1920's, before graduating to slapstick comedy on screen (including work for Hal Roach). From the mid-1930's under contract with Paramount, seen in many small roles as bank clerks, bellboys and cab drivers.
Baker was a member of The Lambs, the prestigious actors club of NYC.
Father: Max Zifkin; Mother; Bertha Gershteblatt.

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