Karl Dane: A Biography and Filmography by Laura Petersen Balogh

By Laura Petersen Balogh

Karl Dane’s lifestyles was once a Cinderella tale long past horribly incorrect. The immigrant from Copenhagen used to be swiftly reworked from a machinist to a Hollywood superstar after his flip because the tobacco-chewing slender in The giant Parade in 1925. After that, Dane seemed in additional than forty motion pictures with such luminaries as Lillian Gish, John Gilbert and William Haines till improvement of talkies almost ruined his occupation. the main recognized casualty of the transition from silent to sound movie, Dane reportedly misplaced his profession as a result of his accessory. He used to be broke and by myself on the peak of the melancholy and dedicated suicide in 1934.

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