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Babe London

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Paleface (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 100% The Paleface (1948)
  • Birthday: Aug 28, 1901
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A delightful comedienne, rotund Babe London reportedly began her screen career as a teenager after purchasing a makeup kit. She played a switchboard operator in Douglas Fairbanks' When the Clouds Roll By (1919) but hit her stride for comedy companies Christie and Educational in the 1920s. Scrambled Eggs (1925), from the latter studio, is extant and features London as a correspondence bride, who has used the oldest trick in the book and substituted her own portrait with that of glamorous friend Helen Marlowe. Today, however, London is best remembered for her onetime-only partnership with Oliver Hardy, in the 1931 Laurel and Hardy two-reeler Our Wife. London plays Hardy's equally hefty fiancée and the comedy's absolute highlight has Stan Laurel attempting to squeeze the hefty couple, as well as himself, into a tiny automobile. According to London, the sequence took two days and quite a bit of bruising to complete, mainly because of the mirth it generated among the crew. Continuing to appear in minor roles on screen until 1970, Babe London was also an accomplished artist, whose series of paintings depicting various silent stars is housed at the University of Wyoming.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Dirty Dingus Magee Belle's Girl 1970
No Score Yet Single Room Furnished Girl 1968
No Score Yet Sex Kittens Go to College Miss Cadwallader 1960
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark Hula Girl 1949
100% The Paleface Woman on Wagon Train 1948
100% Joan of Arc Actor 1948
100% Road to Rio Woman 1947
No Score Yet Here Come the Waves Girl Window Washer 1944
No Score Yet The Crystal Ball Tandem rider 1943
No Score Yet Our Wife Dulcy 1931
No Score Yet The Boob Fat Girl 1926
No Score Yet A Day's Pleasure Seasick Wife 1919

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
  • 1951

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