Ben Turpin

Ben Turpin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ben Turpin was an American cross-eyed comedian and actor, best remembered for his work in silent films. Turpin was born Bernard Turpin in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 19, 1869, the son of a candy store owner. Turpin and his first wife, Carrie Le Mieux, an actress, were married in Chicago in 1907. In 1923, Mrs. Turpin became ill with influenza, which caused the loss of her hearing. Heartbroken, Turpin brought his seriously ill wife to the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupr in Quebec, hoping she would be healed. She eventually became an invalid, with Turpin placing his career on hold to care for her. Carrie died on October 2, 1925. He worked in vaudeville, burlesque, and circuses. Turpin had a distinctive appearance, with a small wiry frame, a brush mustache, and crossed eyesshow more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134950890
  • 9786134950893