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Arthur Lake (actor) (Arthur Silverlake Jr.) was born on 17 April, 1905 in Corbin, Kentucky, U.S., is an actor. Discover Arthur Lake (actor)'s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 82 years old?

Popular As Arthur Silverlake Jr.
Occupation N/A
Age 82 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 17 April 1905
Birthday 17 April
Birthplace Corbin, Kentucky, U.S.
Date of death (1987-01-09) Indian Wells, California, U.S.
Died Place N/A
Nationality Kentucky

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Lake died of a heart attack in Indian Wells, California, on January 9, 1987, and was interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, in the Douras family mausoleum, along with actress Marion Davies and her husband, Horace G. Brown. Lake's widow Patricia was interred there upon her death in 1993.


Far from being upset about being typecast, Lake continued to embrace the role. He played Dagwood in a short-lived 1957 Blondie TV series, and from 1960 on, he often gave speeches to Rotary clubs and other civic organizations, eagerly posing for pictures with a Dagwood sandwich.


Arthur Lake is best known for portraying Dagwood Bumstead, the husband of the title character of the Blondie comic strip, in 28 separate Blondie films produced by Columbia Pictures between 1938 and 1950. He was also the voice of Dagwood on the radio series which ran from 1938 to 1950, earning Lake a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6646 Hollywood Blvd. Many of the actors on the radio show noted Lake's commitment to the program, stating that on the day of the broadcast, Lake became Dagwood Bumstead.


Lake became very friendly with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst and his mistress Marion Davies. He was a frequent guest at the beach house of Davies, where he met her niece, Patricia Van Cleeve. Lake and Van Cleeve married at San Simeon in 1937.


In the early sound film era, Lake typically played light romantic roles, often with a comic "Mama's Boy" tone to them, such as 1931's Indiscreet, starring Gloria Swanson. He also had a substantial part as the bellhop in the 1937 film Topper.


Moviegoers first heard Lake speak when he appeared as Harold Astor, the lead of the 1929 musical comedy On with the Show!, which is notable as the first all-talking feature film using the Vitaphone process, and as Warner Bros' first all-color film shot in two-color Technicolor.


Universal Pictures signed Lake to a contract where, as an adolescent, he played character parts in Westerns. He signed with RKO Pictures shortly after it formed in 1928. There he made Dance Hall (1929), and Cheer Up and Smile (1930).


Arthur Lake (born Arthur Silverlake Jr., April 17, 1905 – January 9, 1987) was an American actor known best for bringing Dagwood Bumstead, the bumbling husband of Blondie, to life in film, radio, and television.

Lake was born in 1905 when his father Arthur Silverlake and uncle were touring with a circus in an aerial act known as "The Flying Silverlakes". His mother, Edith Goodwin, was an actress; his parents later appeared in vaudeville in a skit "Family Affair", traveling throughout the South and Southwest United States. Arthur first appeared on stage as a baby in Uncle Tom's Cabin; his sister Florence and he became part of the act in 1910. Their mother took the children to Hollywood to get into films, and Arthur made his screen debut in the silent Jack and the Beanstalk (1917). Florence became a successful actress achieving a degree of fame as one of the screen wives of comedian Edgar Kennedy.