Robert Finlayson
born: 04 August 1893
Larbert, Falkirk,
Scotland
died: 23 April 1960
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(age 65)

Scottish-born actor, who was the brother of James Finlayson and Alex Finlayson.
At least one source gives a birth date of 04 October 1894. His date of 04 August 1893 is confirmed by Alistair Young, a relative.

Height: 5'6"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

2


1921
The Joy Rider
Mechanic

1926
Thundering Fleas
Fiddle player

Acknowledgements:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH7S-34R (1920 Census, line 41)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCV7-2BV (1930 Census, line 92)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9WP-4NV (1940 Census, line 26)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXQS-Q3K (CA Nat. Index)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4DC-RJL (WWII Draft Reg. Card)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPQZ-24Y (CA Death Index)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ2R-F2W (both Robert and Jimmy Finlayson arrive NYC from Scotland 1911)
http://rescarta.lapl.org/ResCarta-Web/jsp/RcWebImageViewer.jsp?doc_id=040428be-8b21-4de1-9b1e-3421068c0f1c/LPU00000/LL000007/00000003 (1926 LA City Dir.)
http://rescarta.lapl.org/ResCarta-Web/jsp/RcWebImageViewer.jsp?doc_id=040428be-8b21-4de1-9b1e-3421068c0f1c/cl000000/20150604/00000002 (1928 LA City Dir.)
Tommie Hicks (identification in The Joy Rider and Thundering Fleas)
Jim Jarvis (research and help) Jesse Brisson (research and help)

This page was last updated on: 07 August 2020