Ben Turpin 2 pictures

Actor, Director, Soundtrack
First of all, the cross-eyed comedian of silent days was not born that way. Supposedly his right eye slipped out of alignment while playing the role of the similarly afflicted Happy Hooligan in vaudeville and it never adjusted. Ironically, it was this disability that would enhance his comic value and make him a top name. Ben Turpin was born in New ...

Born: September 19, 1869
Star sign: Virgo
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Known for: Saps at Sea (1940), Mr. Flip (1909), Yukon Jake (1924), A Clever Dummy (1917)