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Joe Penner (József Pintér) was born on 11 November, 1904 in Nagybecskerek, Austria-Hungary [now Zrenjanin, Serbia], is an Actor, Soundtrack, Writer. Discover Joe Penner'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 Joe Penner networth?

Popular As József Pintér
Occupation actor,soundtrack,writer
Age 37 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born 11 November 1904
Birthday 11 November
Birthplace Nagybecskerek, Austria-Hungary [now Zrenjanin, Serbia]
Date of death 10 January, 1941
Died Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Nationality Serbia]

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Who Is Joe Penner's Wife?

His wife is Eleanor May Vogt (dancer) (? - 10 January 1941) ( his death)

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Joe Penner Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Joe Penner worth at the age of 37 years old? Joe Penner’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from Serbia]. We have estimated Joe Penner's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
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His best known film The Boys from Syracuse (1940), based on the Broadway musical, had him playing dual roles while hamming it up with Martha Raye. Had he not died so young (of a heart attack at age 36), Penner probably would have suffered an early decline anyway simply due to the repetitive nature of his schtick and faded into supporting character roles. Like Herman, Joe Penner was extremely popular with the kiddies. . . right up to the end.


Doodle Kicks Off (1938). His talent was limited but the call seemed to be there.


Often the movies had college themes such as College Rhythm (1934), Collegiate (1936) and Mr.


Mostly forgotten today, radio comic Joe Penner was a major craze back in Depression-era 1933 and 1934. There was no heavy social significance to his work and certainly no subtlety -- just alot of slapstick silliness that helped audiences forget their troubles and get happy. People today equate Penner's zany, simpering, man-child delivery to that of a Pee Wee Herman or Jerry Lewis. Born Josef Pinter in Hungary, he arrived as a child in New York City. He changed his name to Joe Penner and became fairly successful on the vaudeville and burlesque circuits as a Lou Costello-like patsy. His catchphrase "Wanna buy a duck?" started here. The story goes that in his routine he would customarily go out on stage with some sort of prop and say to his straight man, "Wanna buy a. . . " whatever the prop was. No laughs basically until one day when he went out on stage with a wooden decoy and said, "Wanna buy a duck?" The house went wild. Penner would parlay this one simple line into a major radio career. He was introduced to the air waves by Rudy Vallee and enjoyed a meteoric rise, quickly becoming a household name with his unabashed "anything for a joke" antics and other one-liners like "You naaaaasty man!" One of the earliest roles of voice talent Mel Blanc on national radio was as the voice of Goo-Goo, the duck that figured in Penner's famous catchphrase. Egghead, the forerunner of the Elmer Fudd character, was partly based on Penner too, which used a similar voice and mannerisms. Penner was one of the first to have a regular radio series regularly broadcast from Los Angeles. His popularity and ability at singing novelty songs helped move him into minor leads in Hollywood "B" musical films during the 30s.


There are few surviving recordings of his radio show because widespread recording of popular radio shows did not begin until the mid-1930s, about the time his radio show was coming to an end.


He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 1752 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.