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Erle Kenton

Erle Kenton

D.O.B.: August 1, 1896 (Norboro, MT)

D.O.D.: January 28, 1980 (Glendale, CA)

Cause of Death: Parkinson's Disease

Location: Forest Lawn Glendale; Columbarium of Patriots

Biographical Notes:

Erle C. Kenton entered films as an actor with the Mack Sennett troupe.

While specializing in comedies (he made two of Abbott & Costello's funniest films, "Pardon My Sarong" and "Who Done It?"), he also branched out into the horror field, turning out a few somewhat interesting examples ("House of Dracula, " "House of Frankenstein") and one genuine classic: 1932's "Island of Lost Souls."

In the 1950s he turned to directing series TV episodes.

 

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