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David Denton
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siblings

Postby David Denton » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:51 pm

I was browsing 'Who was who on Screen' and noticed Stan Laurel's brother (Ted Jefferson) supposedly made films. Harry Keaton made films (was he actually Buster's brother? I don't recall). Anyone know if they were any good? Leading roles or support?
Was Wheeler Dryden anything but support?
It seems there were quite a few brother (or brother/sister) comics

Thanks,
David

Richard M Roberts
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Re: siblings

Postby Richard M Roberts » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:22 am

David Denton wrote:I was browsing 'Who was who on Screen' and noticed Stan Laurel's brother (Ted Jefferson) supposedly made films. Harry Keaton made films (was he actually Buster's brother? I don't recall). Anyone know if they were any good? Leading roles or support?
Was Wheeler Dryden anything but support?
It seems there were quite a few brother (or brother/sister) comics

Thanks,
David


Harry "JIngles" Keaton apparently did have a short-lived independent series in the 1920's, but I have never seen any stills or footage from them, and of course he can be seen in the pie fight during Our Gang's SHIVERING SHAKESPHERE(1930), and with Buster in the Educational short LOVE NEST ON WHEELS.One must be careful not to confuse Jingles with the OTHER Harry Keaton, who was a busy supporting actor in the 1930's in Columbia shorts and elsewhere and looks nothing like Buster's Brother.

I have films featuring both John Bunny's Brother and Son, both named George Bunny. In films. Brother George looks scarily like Brother John, and does support in a number of independent silent films, and had his own series of shorts in the late teens. Son George looks nothing like his Dad, lucky guy, and had his own independent series in the mid 20's. I have a print of one called WHY WORRY, which also features Billy Franey and Gale Henry.


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Jim Kerkhoff
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Re: siblings

Postby Jim Kerkhoff » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:00 am

If I'm not mistaken Laurel's brother Ted plays a butler in Stan's solo comedy "The Egg".

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Gregg Rickman
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Re: siblings

Postby Gregg Rickman » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:26 am

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