King of the Jungle, and of His Craft as an Actor

King of the jungle, and of his craft as an actor

Bert Lahr was born Irving Lahrheim on August 13, 1895, in New York City. A hugely successful performer in burlesque, vaudeville, and on Broadway, he is best remembered today for his roles as the Cowardly Lion and Kansas farmworker Zeke in The Wizard of Oz. Like other star-struck youth of his generation, … Read more