Adele Kaufman

born: 05 November 1894
Rochester, New York,
United States of America
died: 05 November 1981
Orange County, California,
United States of America
(age 87)

American actress. She worked as a stenographer for the Hal Roach Studios. In the Our Gang comedy "Seeing the World," her name (spelled "Adelle Kaufman") appears on a list of teachers in a newspaper that (in addition to star James Finlayson) also includes several other real-life Roach staffers including "Mollie" (Molly) Thompson and Frank Butler.
Like Jacqueline Wells, Adele had the rotten luck to pass away on her birthday. In an interesting coincidence, Adele and Jacqueline each passed on their 87th birthday.

Note about her full name: Her entry in the New York State Birth Index simply says "Adele Kaufman," but early census records give a full first name of "Adelaide" (or variants thereof), while the California Death Index provides the middle name of "Loretta." A 1909 list of graduates lists her as "Adelaide L. Kaufman."
Real name: Adelaide Loretta Kaufman
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Get Out And Get Under

Now Or Never

Among Those Present

The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd (book)
Adele Kaufman, "New York State, Birth Index, 1881-1942" ( (NY Birth Index) (1900 Census) (1905 NY Census) (1910 Census) (1920 Census) (1930 Census) (1935 pass. list) (1940 Census) (1950 Census) (CA Death Index) (Social Security Death Index) (Find a Grave) (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 24 Jun 1909)
Jesse Brisson (bio notes and research)

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