Edgar Dearing

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Edgar Dearing
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Playing a condemned murderer in 1934's Cleopatra
Born (1893-05-04)May 4, 1893
Ceres, Stanislaus County,
California, U.S.
Died August 17, 1974(1974-08-17) (aged 81)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Lung cancer
Resting place Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1924-1964

Edgar Dearing (May 4, 1893 – August 17, 1974) was an American actor who became heavily type cast as a motorcycle cop in Hollywood films. He started in silent comedy shorts for Hal Roach, including several with Laurel and Hardy, notably in their classic Two Tars, probably his best ever screen role. He later had supporting roles in several of their features for 20th Century Fox in the 1940s.

Dearing continued in his familiar persona until the early 1950s, when he appeared in many film and television westerns, usually as a sheriff. One of his guest roles was on the syndicated television series, The Range Rider, starring Jock Mahoney and Dick Jones.

He was still active in films and television until he retired in the early 1960s; he died from lung cancer.

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