Max Hamburger
born: 06 December 1882
Chicago, Illinois,
United States of America
died: 24 July 1939
Somerset Hotel,
San Francisco, California,
United States of America
(heart attack, age 56)
 
American actor who appeared in over fifty films with Harold Lloyd. In the 1920 Census, he was actually living with James Parrott; incidentally, they both died in the same year of similar causes. By 1930 and at the time of his death, he was working as a stagehand and property man for the theatre. According to the coroner's report (which can be viewed by those with accounts at FamilySearch), he and some friends traveled from Los Angeles to San Francisco and checked into the Somerset Hotel at around 6pm on 23 July 1939. At 1am that night, Max called the night clerk and asked for a doctor; one was sent up and treated him, but he succumbed to heart problems two hours later. The report mentions his brother S.A. (Solomon Aron) Hamburger.
Some birth records give a birth month of December, but he himself later went with the birth month of May according to his Social Security Applications and Claims Index entry at Ancestry. His birth certificate clearly states December 6th, 1882 (see below). His height is as per the coroner's register.

The dates and locations currently listed on his IMDb page are completely wrong, as well as his filmography being only half complete.
 
Real name: Maxwell David Hamburger
Height: 5'5"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

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1917
Luke's Lost Liberty
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Luke's Busy Day
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Luke's Trolley Troubles
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke, Lawyer
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke's Lively Life
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke On Tin Can Alley
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke's Honeymoon
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke, Plumber
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Stop! Luke! Listen!
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke, Messenger
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke, Mechanic
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke's Wild Women
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Over The Fence
[unidentified character]

1917
Lonesome Luke Loses Patients
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Pinched
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke In Birds Of A Feather
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke In From London To Laramie
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Rainbow Island
[unidentified character]

1917
Lonesome Luke In Love, Laughs And Lather
[unidentified character]
 

1917
The Flirt
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke In We Never Sleep
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Move On
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Bashful
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Step Lively
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The Tip
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The Big Idea
Telegram messenger

1918
The Lamb
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Hit Him Again
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Beat It
[unidentified character]
 

1918
A Gasoline Wedding
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Look Pleasant, Please
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Here Come The Girls
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Let's Go
[unidentified character]
 

1918
On The Jump
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Follow The Crowd
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Pipe The Whiskers
[unidentified character]
 

1918
It's A Wild Life
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Hey There!
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Kicked Out
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The Non-Stop Kid
Suitor

1918
Two-Gun Gussie
Bar patron

1918
Fireman, Save My Child
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The City Slicker
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Sic 'Em Towser
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Somewhere In Turkey
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Are Crooks Dishonest?
[unidentified character]
 

1918
An Ozark Romance
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Kicking The Germ Out Of Germany
[unidentified character]
 

1918
That's Him
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Bride And Gloom
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Bees In His Bonnet
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Swing Your Partners
Wagon cop

1918
Why Pick On Me?
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Hear 'Em Rave
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Just Rambling Along
Diner*
[*unconfirmed - this is an educated guess]

1918
Take A Chance
Prison guard

1919
Going, Going, Gone!
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Billy Blazes, Esq.
Tavern patron

1919
Never Touched Me
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Captain Kidd's Kids
[unidentified character]
 

1919
All At Sea
Sailor

1919
From Hand To Mouth
[unidentified character]
 

1920
His Royal Slyness
Guard

1920
Haunted Spooks
Gardener

1920
An Eastern Westerner
[unidentified character]
 

1920
High And Dizzy
[unidentified character]
 




Acknowledgements:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQRG-KL4
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V228-KM6
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7ST-PVH (birth records)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-16940-5269-11?cc=1803957 (1895 IA State Census, line 8)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11111-95814-0?cc=1325221 (1900 Census, line 11)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-36568-13557-10?cc=2126961 (1905 IA State Census)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22896-5988-43?cc=1488411 (1920 Census, line 95)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22721-7663-22?cc=1810731 (1930 Census, line 38)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKD4-TV3Z (coroner's register, death record - images only viewable if signed in)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-26184-5538-66?cc=1932433 (CA Death Index, MAX D HAMBURGER, #45092)
http://1940-census.mooseroots.com/l/100797276/Max-Hamburger (1940 Census)
https://archive.org/stream/phodec15chic#page/n235/mode/1up
The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia, by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd
Stan Without Ollie: The Stan Laurel Solo Films, 1917-1927, by Ted Okuda and James L. Neibaur
Photo credit: "goughf1" at Ancestry.com
Jim Jarvis (help, birth certificate and photo proof)
Jesse Brisson (research, filmography, coroner's report, ID in many films, and information)

This page was last updated on: 14 September 2018