John Bunny Dead April 26, 1915

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John Bunny Dead  April 26, 1915 - COMEDIAN OF MOVIES, WHO DIED TODAYz John Bunny....
COMEDIAN OF MOVIES, WHO DIED TODAYz John Bunny. JOHN BUNNY DEAD; NOTED 'MOVIE' ACTOR Passed Away at His Home in Brooklyn, After Three Weeks Illness. HIS FAMILY WITH HIM. Overwork Caused the Breakdown Which Resulted In His Death. John Bunny, whose antics as a moving moving picture comedian have made millions millions laugh, died at his home at 1416 Glenwood road today. He had been ill for about three weeks of a complication complication of diseases. Members of his family were with him when he died. For a week he had apparently, been on the mend. A strenuous month of work, it Is believed, believed, caused the breakdown which resulted In his death. Bunny Lived in Brooklyn for Many Years. John Bunny was 62 years old. He was born in New York City, came to Brooklyn as a boy and his home has since been in this borough. Hia moving picture career, although It has made him internationally famous, has been a matter of btlt four years. After having having been on the stage for thirty-three thirty-three thirty-three years, during which time he supported many of the big stars In musical comedy, comedy, he joined the forces of the Vita- Vita- graph Company in 1911 and has been with them ever since. Recently he headed a company of his own on the stage, "John Bunny In Funnyland," and it was while on tour with this production production that he was stricken with the illness illness that resulted in his death. Mr. Bunny was married twenty-five twenty-five twenty-five years ago In Dallas, Texas, to Clara Scalar, who survives him with their two sons, George and John Jr., both of whom have attained their major ity. The only other near relative in this part of the country is Mr. Bunny's brother-in-law, brother-in-law, brother-in-law, brother-in-law, brother-in-law, Henry Scalan, whose home Is In Manhattan. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made as yet. Because of his work In the "movies," Mr. Bunny was said to possess the best known face in the world. There are few motion picture houses in this or other countries in which his well- well- known figure has not been seen many times. In connection with his career as a motion picture star, Mr. Bunny has gone -abroad -abroad to pose for special pictures. pictures. In 1912 he went to England to act the part of V'ickwick in the origlnul Dickens setting. In 1913 he was King of the Coney Island Mardi Gras. In the moving-picture moving-picture moving-picture world he was regarded, for a time, as the country's leading comedian. He was said to have received more than the President President of the United States in salary and royalties. The amount of his com pensation was never divulged to the public. He will be burled In Brooklyn. Brooklyn. Educated for the Priesthood, He Finally Went on the Stage. John Bunny was educated for the priesthood. But his plans were finally changed and he began his career as a clerk in the office of the New York Central Central Railroad. It did not take him long to find out that this was not the work for which he. was cut out, and it was in this office that he got the tip that finally started him on the road to success success as an actor. An interesting anecdote is told of Bunny's work as a clerk. After working working like a Trojan for some months, his ambition led him to the head clerk to ask for a raise in salary. "More money," gasped his boss. "Why, we are thinking of discharging you. You're no good, anyhow, except to talk loud. You ought to go on the stage." And Bunny took the advice. He made his first professional appearance appearance in 1883 in "The Strangers of Paris" at the old Park Theater. ;

Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle26 Apr 1915, MonPage 1

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)26 Apr 1915, MonPage 1
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