Ben Turpin

born: 19 September 1869
New Orleans, Louisiana,
United States of America
died: 01 July 1940
Santa Monica, California,
United States of America
(heart disease, age 70)

Cross-eyed American comedian, from vaudeville.  He had his trademark eyes insured by Lloyds Of London, for one million dollars!
He is interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Great Mausoleum, Begonia Corridor, right side, at the very end.
Real name: Bernard Turpin
Height: 5'4"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

Steve Rydzewski's dedicated book on Ben Turpin can be purchased from

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Our Wife
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Justice of the Peace

Saps At Sea
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This page was last updated on: 18 April 2019