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Irving Lahrheim Net Worth

Irving Lahrheim Net Worth is
$14 Million

Irving Lahrheim Biography

Fittingly known to be a "Leo" for his horoscope, Bert Lahr is always remembered as the Cowardly Lion in (and the farmer "Zeke") The Wizard of Oz (1939). But during his acting career, he has been known for being in burlesque, vaudeville, and Broadway. Dropped out of high school at the age of fifteen for a juvenile vaudeville act, Lahr worked his way...

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Quick Facts

Full NameBert Lahr
Date Of BirthAugust 13, 1895
Died1967-12-04
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack, Writer
NationalityAmerican
SpouseMildred Schroeder
ChildrenJohn Lahr, Jane Lahr, Herbert Lahr
ParentsJacob Lahrheim, Augusta Lahrheim
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=412193
AwardsTony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical
NominationsTony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play
MoviesThe Wizard of Oz, The Night They Raided Minsky's, Meet the People, Just Around the Corner, Ship Ahoy, Flying High, Rose Marie, Always Leave Them Laughing, Sing Your Worries Away, Merry Go Round of 1938, The Second Greatest Sex, Love and Hisses, Zaza, Hollywood Party, Henry the Ache, The Great Waltz, Anything Goes, Mr. Universe, Cops and Robbers
TV ShowsThe Arthur Murray Party
Star SignLeo


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1(11/3/1956) Was one of the hosts of the first telecast of the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" (the others were Judy Garland 's daughter 'Liza Minnelli', who was ten at the time, and twelve-year-old Oz expert Justin G. Schiller). This marked the only time on television that an actor who played a leading role in the film , as well as one of the offspring of an actress who starred in it, hosted the presentation.
2According to his son John Lahr in "Notes on a Cowardly Lion" (the official biography), Lahr had terminal cancer but did not know it when he signed to do "The Night They Raided Minsky's." He agreed to shoot an extensive night scene outdoors in New York City on a cold December night, leading to the pneumonia that was the immediate cause of his death. His completed scenes were left in the film, which was edited around them.
3Actor Tommy Bond who was also "Butch" in the "Little Rascals" and "Jimmy Olsen" in the original Atom Man vs. Superman (1950) serials, was a regular on Lahr's radio show in the 1930's, and played his son.
4Father of Jane Lahr.
5Appeared in a total of 18 Broadway shows from 1927 through 1964.
6Judy Garland heard of Lahr's death as she was about to go on stage in Las Vegas. At her performance that night, she dedicated "Over the Rainbow" to the memory of Lahr, or, as she referred to him on that occasion, "my beloved Cowardly Lion.".
7His son Herbert Lahr was born in 1929. His son John Lahr was born July 12, 1941. His daughter Jane was born September 2, 1943.
8His first wife, Mercedes, was mentally ill and lived in an asylum beginning in 1930.
9Even though he divorced his first wife, he still loved her and divorced her only because her severe mental state made it impossible for her to function in a marriage. When she died, he did not speak a word for three days.
10He began seeing his future second wife Mildred in the early 1930s while his first wife was institutionalized. Mildred left him in March 1936 and married another man because he would not divorce his first wife. Mildred left her first husband by the end of 1936 and went back to Lahr, who obtained a divorce from his first wife a year later.
11Won Broadway's 1964 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Foxy." He also had a Tony nomination the previous year (1963) as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "The Beauty Part."
12Bert Lahr's son, John Lahr, is now a drama critic with The New Yorker.
13Interred at Union Field Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, New York, USA.
14Best known as the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz (1939).


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Slow, warbling vibrato singing voice, most notably used in Wizard Of Oz, but also noted in other movies including Rose Marie (1954), as well as on Broadway.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on 'Tin Man' Jack Haley, often found snoozing on the set] That son-of-a-bitch could sleep hung up on a meat hook, and I can't sleep at night!
2Hollywood is the only community in the world where the entire population is suffering from 'rumourtism.'
3Cole Porter was a horrible piano player. 'Oompah, oompah,' he played with a slow, wooden tempo. If you didn't know who it was, you'd have thought he was a learner.
4Mildred, why aren't my clothes laid out? I've got a seven o'clock call. [last words]
5If you want to be a success in Hollywood, be sure and go to New York.
6After The Wizard of Oz (1939), I was typecast as a lion, and there aren't all that many parts for lions.


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Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Night They Raided Minsky's1968Professor Spats
The Red Skelton Hour1967TV SeriesKing Foul-Up I
Summer Fun1966TV SeriesHenry Thompson
Thompson's Ghost1966TV MovieHenry Thompson
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1965TV SeriesCesare
The Fantasticks1964TV MovieHucklebee
The Eleventh Hour1963TV SeriesGo-Go Garrity
Ten Girls Ago1962TV MovieEd Dooley
The Secret World of Eddie Hodges1960TV MoviePostman
Startime1960TV SeriesTom Hopkins
A Tale of Old Whiff1960ShortOld Whiff (voice)
General Electric Theater1959TV SeriesMr. O'Malley
Rendezvous1958-1959TV SeriesAlfie / Sam
Omnibus1953-1958TV SeriesAndrocles Arnolphe Painter
The United States Steel Hour1957TV SeriesFrank Mooner
Kraft Theatre1957TV Series
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957TV SeriesComedian-Skit Appearences
Ford Star Jubilee1956TV SeriesZeke The Cowardly Lion Host
Max Liebman Spectaculars1956TV Series
The Jack Benny Program1955TV SeriesMan on the Street
The Great Waltz1955TV MovieHans Ebesteder
The Second Greatest Sex1955Job McClure
The Colgate Comedy Hour1954TV SeriesFrankie Burns / Aunt Pamela Burns / Moonface
The Best of Broadway1954TV SeriesBanjo
Rose Marie1954Barney McCorkle
All Star Revue1953TV SeriesGuest Actor / Traffic Cop (Sketch)
Musical Comedy Time1951TV Series'Rusty' Krause
Mister Universe1951Joe Pulaski
The Prudential Family Playhouse1951TV SeriesSkid Johnson
Always Leave Them Laughing1949Eddie Eagen
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1949TV SeriesSkid Johnson
Meet the People1944The Commander
Ship Ahoy1942Skip Owens
Sing Your Worries Away1942Clarence 'Chow' Brewster
Zaza1938Cascart
Just Around the Corner1938Gus
Josette1938Barney Barnaby
Love and Hisses1937Sugar Boles
Merry-Go-Round of 19381937Bert Lahr
Montague the Magnificent1937ShortEgbert Bunting / Roland Montague
Off the Horses1937ShortChester Twitt
Whose Baby Are You?1936ShortBert Halibut
Boy, Oh Boy1936ShortThe Butler
Gold Bricks1936ShortBert
No More West1934Short
Henry the Ache1934ShortKing Henry VIII
Hizzoner1933ShortBert Lahr, Cop
Mr. Broadway1933Bert Lahr
Flying High1931Rusty
Faint Heart1929ShortRudolf

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prettier Than Ever: The Restoration of Oz2005Video documentary short performer: "The Merry Old Land of Oz" - uncredited
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows2001TV Mini-Series performer: "We're Off to See the Wizard" - uncredited
Quest for Camelot Sing-Alongs1998Video short performer: "We're Off To See The Wizard"
That's Entertainment!1974performer: "We're Off to See the Wizard" 1938, "If I Only Had the Nerve" 1938 - uncredited
The Fantasticks1964TV Movie performer: "Never Say No", "Happy Ending", "Plant a Raddish" - uncredited
The Big Parade of Comedy1964Documentary performer: "Heave Ho" 1944 - uncredited
The Second Greatest Sex1955performer: "THE SECOND GREATEST SEX"
MGM Parade1955TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rose Marie1954performer: "I'm A Mountie Who Never Got His Man" - uncredited
The Colgate Comedy Hour1954TV Series performer - 1 episode
Always Leave Them Laughing1949performer: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" 1909 - uncredited
Meet the People1944performer: "Heave Ho" 1944
Ship Ahoy1942"The Last Call for Love" 1942 / performer: "A Life on the Ocean Wave" 1838 uncredited, "I'll Take Tallulah" 1942, "How About You?" 1941
Sing Your Worries Away1942performer: "Cindy Lou McWilliams" 1942, "Nothing Can Change My Mind" 1942, "Sally"
The Wizard of Oz1939performer: "If I Only Had the Nerve/We're Off To See The Wizard" 1939, "The Merry Old Land of Oz" 1939, "If I Were King of the Forest" 1939 - uncredited
Just Around the Corner1938performer: "This Is a Happy Little Ditty" 1938 - uncredited
Merry-Go-Round of 19381937performer: "Song of the Woodman", "Six of One and a Half-Dozen of the Other"
Flying High1931performer: "It'll Be the First Time for Me" 1931, "Happy Days Are Here Again" 1929 - uncredited
Faint Heart1929Short performer: "The Prisoner's Song" - uncredited

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wizard of Oz1939additional dialogue - uncredited

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hollywood Squares1967TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1950-1967TV SeriesHimself
The 19th Annual Tony Awards1965TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Hollywood Palace1965TV SeriesHimself
The 18th Annual Tony Awards1964TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
What's My Line?1951-1964TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The Merv Griffin Show1963TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963TV SeriesHimself
The Arthur Murray Party1950-1960TV SeriesHimself
The George Gobel Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The 11th Annual Tony Awards1957TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Patrice Munsel Show1957TV SeriesHimself
Standard Oil New Jersey Presents Its 75th Anniversary Entertainment1957TV MovieHimself
Washington Square1956TV SeriesHimself
The Julius LaRosa Show1956TV SeriesHimself
The NBC Comedy Hour1956TV SeriesHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesHimself - Comic Actor
Person to Person1954TV Series documentaryHimself
The Dave Garroway Show1954TV SeriesHimself
All Star Revue1953TV SeriesHimself
The Buick Circus Hour1953TV SeriesHimself
The U.S. Royal Showcase1952TV SeriesHimself
The Ezio Pinza Show1951TV SeriesHimself
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter1951TV SeriesHimself
Texaco Star Theatre1949-1951TV SeriesHimself
Cavalcade of Stars1949TV SeriesHimself
The Lamb's Gambol1949TV SeriesHimself
Hour Glass1946TV SeriesHimself
Houston Post Contest Winners Arrive in Los Angeles1939ShortHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Legend Floyd: The Dark Side of the Rainbow2000TV Movie'Zeke' / The Cowardly Lion
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHimself
American Masters1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Great Performances1996TV SeriesHimself
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic1990TV Movie documentaryHimself / Cowardly Lion
The Whimsical World of Oz1985TV Movie documentaryThe Cowardly Lion
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActor - Unidentified Film (uncredited)
Bob Hope's World of Comedy1976TV MovieTribute Montage
That's Entertainment!1974Clip from 'The Wizard of Oz'
The Hollywood Palace1970TV SeriesHimself
The Big Parade of Comedy1964DocumentaryCommander in 'Meet the People'
The Sound of Laughter1963DocumentaryEgbert Bunting / Roland Montague
MGM Parade1955TV SeriesCowardly Lion
It Pays to Be Funny1947edited from: Off the Horses
Toys of Anti-Christ2011TV Mini-Series documentaryThe Cowardly Lion
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesThe Cowardly Lion
To Oz! The Making of a Classic2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond2009Video documentaryHimself / Cowardly Lion
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Shemp Cocktail: A Toast to the Original Stooge2008Video documentaryHimself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryZeke The Cowardly Lion (uncredited)
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Prettier Than Ever: The Restoration of Oz2005Video documentary shortThe Cowardly Lion (uncredited)
Because of the Wonderful Things It Does: The Legacy of Oz2005Video documentary shortZeke / The Cowardly Lion
The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz2005Video documentaryThe Cowardly Lion
Broadway: The American Musical2004TV Mini-Series documentary

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