Ben Turpin Overview:

Legendary actor, Ben Turpin, was born Bernard Turpin on Sep 19, 1869 in New Orleans, LA. Turpin died at the age of 70 on Jul 1, 1940 in Santa Monica, CA .



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Turpin was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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He invented a Hollywood tradition by being the first actor to receive a pie in his face.

He was not only a popular comedian, but his shrewd major investments in real estate made him one of the richest men in Hollywood.

Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Great Mausoleum, Begonia Corridor, right side, at the very end.

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