Bert Lahr Net Worth

Bert Lahr Biography

Who’s Bert Lahr: Bert Lahr was an American iconic film, particularly of stage, actor and comedian. He was popular for his explosive humor, but also adapted well to dramatic functions and his function in burlesque, vaudeville, and on Broadway. He divorced her just because her severe state of mind. He was created to Augusta and Jacob Lahrheim. Lahr was raised in the Yorkville portion of Manhattan. He drop out from college at age of 15 to become listed on a juvenile vaudeville work. Interesting Information: Bert produced his Broadway debut in a 1927 creation titled Delmar’s Revels. His 1st film was the 1931 movie musical Flying Large. He also got a Tony Award nomination the prior year (1963) as Greatest Actor (Dramatic) for “THE WONDER Part”. They collectively have two kids. They collectively have one young child. Early Existence (Childhood): Lahr was created in NEW YORK as Irving Lahrheim. He was wedded to his second wife Mildred Schroeder since 11 February 1940 till his loss of life. Personal Existence: Bert married his 1st wife Mercedes Delpino on 29 August 1929 and divorced on 2 November 1939. Accomplishment: Bert Lahr has earned Broadway’s 1964 Tony Award as Greatest Actor (Musical) for “Foxy”. Following his loss of life, he was interred at Union Field Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens County, NY.

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Quick Facts

Full NameBert Lahr
Date Of BirthAugust 13, 1895
DiedDecember 4, 1967, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of BirthManhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Height1.75 m
ProfessionActor, Comedian
SpouseMildred Schroeder, Mercedes Delpino
ChildrenJohn Lahr, Jane Lahr, Herbert Lahr
ParentsJacob Lahrheim, Augusta Lahrheim
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

Interesting Facts

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.
2 According 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.
3 Actor 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.
4 Father of Jane Lahr.
5 Appeared in a total of 18 Broadway shows from 1927 through 1964.
6 Judy 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.".
7 His son Herbert Lahr was born in 1929. His son John Lahr was born July 12, 1941. His daughter Jane was born September 2, 1943.
8 His first wife, Mercedes, was mentally ill and lived in an asylum beginning in 1930.
9 Even 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.
10 He 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.
11 Won 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."
12 Bert Lahr's son, John Lahr, is now a drama critic with The New Yorker.
13 Interred at Union Field Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, New York, USA.
14 Best known as the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz (1939).


1 Slow, 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.


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!
2 Hollywood is the only community in the world where the entire population is suffering from 'rumourtism.'
3 Cole 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.
4 Mildred, why aren't my clothes laid out? I've got a seven o'clock call. [last words]
5 If you want to be a success in Hollywood, be sure and go to New York.
6 After The Wizard of Oz (1939), I was typecast as a lion, and there aren't all that many parts for lions.


All Bert Lahr pictures



The Night They Raided Minsky's 1968 Professor Spats
The Red Skelton Hour 1967 TV Series King Foul-Up I
Summer Fun 1966 TV Series Henry Thompson
Thompson's Ghost 1966 TV Movie Henry Thompson
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1965 TV Series Cesare
The Fantasticks 1964 TV Movie Hucklebee
The Eleventh Hour 1963 TV Series Go-Go Garrity
Ten Girls Ago 1962 TV Movie Ed Dooley
The Secret World of Eddie Hodges 1960 TV Movie Postman
Startime 1960 TV Series Tom Hopkins
A Tale of Old Whiff 1960 Short Old Whiff (voice)
General Electric Theater 1959 TV Series Mr. O'Malley
Rendezvous 1958-1959 TV Series Alfie / Sam
Omnibus 1953-1958 TV Series Androcles Arnolphe Painter
The United States Steel Hour 1957 TV Series Frank Mooner
Kraft Theatre 1957 TV Series
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1957 TV Series Comedian-Skit Appearences
Ford Star Jubilee 1956 TV Series Zeke The Cowardly Lion Host
Max Liebman Spectaculars 1956 TV Series
The Jack Benny Program 1955 TV Series Man on the Street
The Great Waltz 1955 TV Movie Hans Ebesteder
The Second Greatest Sex 1955 Job McClure
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1954 TV Series Frankie Burns / Aunt Pamela Burns / Moonface
The Best of Broadway 1954 TV Series Banjo
Rose Marie 1954 Barney McCorkle
All Star Revue 1953 TV Series Guest Actor / Traffic Cop (Sketch)
Musical Comedy Time 1951 TV Series 'Rusty' Krause
Mister Universe 1951 Joe Pulaski
The Prudential Family Playhouse 1951 TV Series Skid Johnson
Always Leave Them Laughing 1949 Eddie Eagen
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1949 TV Series Skid Johnson
Meet the People 1944 The Commander
Ship Ahoy 1942 Skip Owens
Sing Your Worries Away 1942 Clarence 'Chow' Brewster
Zaza 1938 Cascart
Just Around the Corner 1938 Gus
Josette 1938 Barney Barnaby
Love and Hisses 1937 Sugar Boles
Merry-Go-Round of 1938 1937 Bert Lahr
Montague the Magnificent 1937 Short Egbert Bunting / Roland Montague
Off the Horses 1937 Short Chester Twitt
Whose Baby Are You? 1936 Short Bert Halibut
Boy, Oh Boy 1936 Short The Butler
Gold Bricks 1936 Short Bert
No More West 1934 Short
Henry the Ache 1934 Short King Henry VIII
Hizzoner 1933 Short Bert Lahr, Cop
Mr. Broadway 1933 Bert Lahr
Flying High 1931 Rusty
Faint Heart 1929 Short Rudolf


Prettier Than Ever: The Restoration of Oz 2005 Video documentary short performer: "The Merry Old Land of Oz" - uncredited
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows 2001 TV Mini-Series performer: "We're Off to See the Wizard" - uncredited
Quest for Camelot Sing-Alongs 1998 Video short performer: "We're Off To See The Wizard"
That's Entertainment! 1974 performer: "We're Off to See the Wizard" 1938, "If I Only Had the Nerve" 1938 - uncredited
The Fantasticks 1964 TV Movie performer: "Never Say No", "Happy Ending", "Plant a Raddish" - uncredited
The Big Parade of Comedy 1964 Documentary performer: "Heave Ho" 1944 - uncredited
The Second Greatest Sex 1955 performer: "THE SECOND GREATEST SEX"
MGM Parade 1955 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rose Marie 1954 performer: "I'm A Mountie Who Never Got His Man" - uncredited
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1954 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Always Leave Them Laughing 1949 performer: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" 1909 - uncredited
Meet the People 1944 performer: "Heave Ho" 1944
Ship Ahoy 1942 "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 Away 1942 performer: "Cindy Lou McWilliams" 1942, "Nothing Can Change My Mind" 1942, "Sally"
The Wizard of Oz 1939 performer: "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 Corner 1938 performer: "This Is a Happy Little Ditty" 1938 - uncredited
Merry-Go-Round of 1938 1937 performer: "Song of the Woodman", "Six of One and a Half-Dozen of the Other"
Flying High 1931 performer: "It'll Be the First Time for Me" 1931, "Happy Days Are Here Again" 1929 - uncredited
Faint Heart 1929 Short performer: "The Prisoner's Song" - uncredited


The Wizard of Oz 1939 additional dialogue - uncredited


The Hollywood Squares 1967 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1950-1967 TV Series Himself
The 19th Annual Tony Awards 1965 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Hollywood Palace 1965 TV Series Himself
The 18th Annual Tony Awards 1964 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
What's My Line? 1951-1964 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
Stump the Stars 1963 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
The Merv Griffin Show 1963 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963 TV Series Himself
The Arthur Murray Party 1950-1960 TV Series Himself
The George Gobel Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The 11th Annual Tony Awards 1957 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Patrice Munsel Show 1957 TV Series Himself
Standard Oil New Jersey Presents Its 75th Anniversary Entertainment 1957 TV Movie Himself
Washington Square 1956 TV Series Himself
The Julius LaRosa Show 1956 TV Series Himself
The NBC Comedy Hour 1956 TV Series Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1955 TV Series Himself - Comic Actor
Person to Person 1954 TV Series documentary Himself
The Dave Garroway Show 1954 TV Series Himself
All Star Revue 1953 TV Series Himself
The Buick Circus Hour 1953 TV Series Himself
The U.S. Royal Showcase 1952 TV Series Himself
The Ezio Pinza Show 1951 TV Series Himself
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter 1951 TV Series Himself
Texaco Star Theatre 1949-1951 TV Series Himself
Cavalcade of Stars 1949 TV Series Himself
The Lamb's Gambol 1949 TV Series Himself
Hour Glass 1946 TV Series Himself
Houston Post Contest Winners Arrive in Los Angeles 1939 Short Himself

Archive Footage

The Legend Floyd: The Dark Side of the Rainbow 2000 TV Movie 'Zeke' / The Cowardly Lion
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Himself
American Masters 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Performances 1996 TV Series Himself
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself / Cowardly Lion
The Whimsical World of Oz 1985 TV Movie documentary The Cowardly Lion
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actor - Unidentified Film (uncredited)
Bob Hope's World of Comedy 1976 TV Movie Tribute Montage
That's Entertainment! 1974 Clip from 'The Wizard of Oz'
The Hollywood Palace 1970 TV Series Himself
The Big Parade of Comedy 1964 Documentary Commander in 'Meet the People'
The Sound of Laughter 1963 Documentary Egbert Bunting / Roland Montague
MGM Parade 1955 TV Series Cowardly Lion
It Pays to Be Funny 1947 edited from: Off the Horses
Toys of Anti-Christ 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary The Cowardly Lion
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series The Cowardly Lion
To Oz! The Making of a Classic 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond 2009 Video documentary Himself / Cowardly Lion
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Shemp Cocktail: A Toast to the Original Stooge 2008 Video documentary Himself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Zeke The Cowardly Lion (uncredited)
Biography 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Prettier Than Ever: The Restoration of Oz 2005 Video documentary short The Cowardly Lion (uncredited)
Because of the Wonderful Things It Does: The Legacy of Oz 2005 Video documentary short Zeke / The Cowardly Lion
The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz 2005 Video documentary The Cowardly Lion
Broadway: The American Musical 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary

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