1905 - Arthur Lake, Arthur Silverlake born on the 17th of April in Corbin, Kentucky. He was an American actor known best for bringing Dagwood Bumstead, the stumbling husband of Blondie to life in film, radio, and television.
1920 - Appeared in films, beginning as an adolescent character actor. By the sound era he was playing light romantic roles, usually with a comic "Mama's Boy" tone to them.
1938 - He is best known for portraying the Blondie comic strip character of Dagwood Bumstead in the long-running series of Blondie films produced by Columbia Pictures.
1950 - Showed same length of time, practically, that a radio version was broadcast, with Lake again in the Dagwood role.
1957 - He also portrayed the character in a Blondie television series, even though he was old enough by that time to be a grandfather. His work in the popular Blondie radio show earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6646 Hollywood Blvd.
1987 - Died of a heart attack in Indian Wells, California on the 9th of January and was interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood.
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