Dunn, Bobby

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Dunn, Bobby Gender: M
Robert Vincent Dunn
born on 28 August 1887 at 03:15 (= 03:15 AM )
Place Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 43n02, 87w54
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 04°43' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 06°17 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 11°35'

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Bobby Dunn
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American comic actor and stuntman, short and acrobatic, who was one of the original Keystone Kops in Hoffmeyer's Legacy (1912). He also appears with the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup (1933) as well as in several Laurel and Hardy comedies, including the two-reeler Tit for Tat (1935).

He lost many of his teeth and suffered other injuries performing stunts (particularly high diving), including the loss of one of his eyes when he fell into a barrel of water and his eye was irreparably damaged by a floating matchstick. The glass eye he wore after that accident gave him a somewhat "cross-eyed" appearance, although that effect "served only to empower his comedic career."

Bobby Dunn died on 24 March 1937 in Hollywood, California, at the age of 49. He was survived by his wife Ethel and daughter Dorothy.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (year 1887, no. 4585). Wikipedia has 1890 in error. His correct year of birth (1887) is given in reference works such as Mack Sennett's Fun Factory: A History and Filmography of His Studio and His Keystone and Mack Sennett Comedies, with Biographies of Players by Brent E. Walker (McFarland, 2013).

Obituary and funeral notice in The Los Angeles Times, 26 March 1937, page 22.


  • Traits : Body : Size (Short)
  • Traits : Body : Other body (Looked cross-eyed)
  • Traits : Body : Other body (Acrobatic)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Wore a glass eye)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Many stunt work injuries)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Other body problems (Damaged teeth)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Silent and early sound films)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy (An original Keystone Kop)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Stunt work
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Keystone Kop)