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Harry Langdon was a slapstick comic actor from the 1920s to the 1940s. He ran away from home when he became a teen and he performed in vaudeville for over 20 years, and he went from town to town, and his best sketch was called "Johnny's New Car". He was signed to a movie contract in 1923 and Mack Sennett bought his contract and starred him in his first movie, "Picking Peaches". He then had the great fortune to be paired with young screenwriter Frank Capra, and together they had giant successes. But Langdon thought he could do it all and he fired Capra and had several bombs, and went bankrupt, and his career was never the same. However, he is one of the best remembered silent comedians after Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd, and he continued in sound movies throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Some of his movies include: Tramp Tramp Tramp (which featured Joan Crawford in one of her very first major roles!), Hallelujah, I'm a Bum, and many more. Langdon passed away in 1944 at the age of 60.
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