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Actor, Chester Conklin, was born Chester Cooper Conklin on Jan 11, 1886 in Oskaloosa, IA. Conklin died at the age of 85 on Oct 11, 1971 in Van Nuys, CA and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 114-115. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

The "Morning Oregonian" reported him as saying in 1920 that he considered himself one of the four great pioneers of film comedy, alongside Charles Chaplin, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle and Mabel Normand.

Entered films in 1913 with Majestic and later appeared in several Keystone Kops comedies.

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