Leo White
born: 10 November 1882
Graudenz, West Prussia,
Germany
died: 20 September 1948
Glendale, California,
United States of America
(age 74)
Comedy actor who played a wax-moustached villain in early silent movies, including some of the very first Charlie Chaplin shorts.  He had extensive experience on stage and film.

His year of birth seems to be subject to discussion, ranging from 1873-1890, depending on which source you believe.  1882 appears to be from the majority of sources, and is the date I have credited here.

He was married to Blanche White from an unknown date to 1931; they had two children.  Blanche White was her stage name; she was really English-born Ethel White (nee McCann).

1930 Census directly below says he was 29 when he married.
Census was taken April 1930 when he was 47 placing his year of birth as 1882. If true, this would mean they married at some point ranging from late 1911 to (perhaps more likely) early-late 1912.

Passenger List below (late August 1931) notes he is still married.
1930 Census (April 16, 1930): He is rooming with others at 5724 Sunset Boulevard.
He was born in Germany, as were his parents.  He is 47* and is still married; he was 29 when he married.  Says he immigrated in 1899 and is naturalized.  He is an "actor" on "stage".
(* given his birthday is November 10, this would logically place his birth year as 1882).

1931 Passenger List (August 30, 1931): He is sailing from (????????) to San Pedro, CA on the S.S. Ruth Alexander.  Gives birthdate as Nov. 10, 1886 in Manchester, England.  This would logically make his apparent age 44, but it is listed as 46* so one of the two is wrong.  He is married at this time.  He was nationalized in 1919 in Chicago, Ill.  Address: 5720 Sunset Hollywood
(* if 46, this would logically place his birth year as 1884).

If is worthy of mention that this information, and so much more, was collected by Jesse Brisson.  I have culled a lot of it for the purposes of page structuring.
Height: 5'6" Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography,
and all films with Babe Hardy; and Charley Chase.

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1914
Leading Lizzie Astray
Cafe patron
 

1917
Back Stage
[unidentified character]
 

1917
The Hero
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Dough-Nuts
Camembert, the proprietor
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1917
Cupid's Rival
Rich artist

1917
The Villain
[unidentified character}
 

1917
The Millionaire
[unidentified character}
 

1917
The Goat
[unidentified character}
 

1917
The Fly Cop
[unidentified character}
 

1917
The Chief Cook
Ham

1917
The Candy Kid
Rival proprietor

1917
The Hobo
Mr. Fox

1917
The Pest
The count
 

1917
The Slave
The vizier
 

1918
The Stranger
The greaser
 

1918
His Day Out
Man at barber's ball

1918
The Rogue
The count
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1918
The Orderly
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The Scholar
Tough kid
 

1918
The Messenger
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The Handy Man
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Bright And Early
Honest crook

1918
The Straight And Narrow
Safecracker
 

1918
He's In Again
Prize fighter

1919
Rolling Stone
Bolsheviki leader
 

1919
Ship Ahoy
Lodger/Well-dressed crook
 

1920
Fists And Fodder
Rival
 

1920
Pals And Pugs
Beau Brummel
 

1920
Italian Love
The King of Little Italy
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/


1920
Married To Order
Milkman

1923
Dogs Of War!
Actor around the lot
 

1923
Why Worry?
The Mighty Herculeo
 


1926
On The Front Page
Beauty expert

1926
Anything Once!
French surgeon
 

1933
Maids A La Mode
Andre

1933
The Devil's Brother
Tavern patron

Acknowledgements:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0925118/ (IMDb.com)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCJ1-HKQ (Family Search)
https://archive.org/stream/californiacensus00reel133#page/n769/mode/1up (Archive.org)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZQS-6J3 (Family Search)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-23422-31459-16?cc=1916084 (Family Search)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8FX-3J7 (Fanily Search)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-29902-314-14?cc=1804002 (Fanily Search)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPQ1-V4K (Fanily Search)
Jesse Brisson (incredible amount of research and information)

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