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Karl Dane

  • Highest Rated: 100% Show People (1928)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)
  • Birthday: Oct 12, 1886
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • At the turn of the century, 14-year-old Karl Dane first appeared on stage in the Copenhagen theater owned by his father. During the 1910s he traveled to Hollywood and in 1918 was cast in My Four Years in Germany and To Hell With the Kaiser both silent anti-German propaganda pieces. After his impressive portrayal of a U.S. infantryman in the World War I chronicle The Big Parade (1925) his popularity and film roles declined and he began working as a character comedian, often opposite George K. Arthur. Because he retained his heavy Danish accent, his acting career was finished at the end of the silent-film era. Sadly, at the age of 48, Karl Dane committed suicide.

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No Score Yet Speedway Dugan 2001
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Swenson 1930
86% The Big House Olsen 1930
No Score Yet Free and Easy (Easy Go) Himself 1930
No Score Yet Montana Moon Hank 1930
No Score Yet Navy Blues Sven Swanson 1930
No Score Yet The Mysterious Island Actor 1929
40% The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Himself 1929
100% Show People Himself 1928
No Score Yet The Trail of '98 Lars 1928
No Score Yet The Red Mill Capt. Jacob Edam 1927
No Score Yet Bardelys the Magnificent Rodenard 1926
75% The Son of the Sheik Ramadan 1926
No Score Yet The Scarlet Letter Giles 1926
No Score Yet La Boheme Benoit 1926
100% The Big Parade Slim 1925
No Score Yet My Four Years in Germany Bethmann Hollweg 1918


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