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LEON ERROL BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Leon Errol was born on July 3rd, 1881 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia with the birth name Leonce Errol Simms.  He first became involved in the entertainment industry when he managed a traveling vaudeville troupe and when he relocated to the United States later on, he began performing in vaudeville and even had the opportunity to appear on Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway.
 
He continued to work as a stage performer as well as a director on Broadway for a number of years but also became involved in the film industry.  Beginning in 1923 his film resume would include over one hundred and fifty films.
 
He became best remembered for his two-reelers and his unique comedy type of performing.  He also played opposite Lupe Velez in the, "Mexican Spitfire" (1939-1943) features where he played the role of Uncle Matt and also a British nobleman, Lord Epping. 
 
Other roles he took throughout his career, were in the "Joe Palooka" sports comedies (1946-1950), "Service with a Smile" (1934), "Good Morning, Eve!" and "La Cucaracha", which were three Technicolor shorts.
 
As his career progressed he continued to appear in a number of shorts with RKO Pictures and his final film role was in, "Lord Epping Returns", where he brought back his character from Mexican Spitfire.
 
He married only one time very briefly to a lady by the name of Stella Chatelaine and they never had any children.  Errol passed away on October 12th, 1951 in Hollywood, California after suffering from a heart attack.  He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in California. 

 
Filmography

1951 Too Many Wives
1951 Lord Epping Returns
1951 Deal Me In
1951 One Wild Night
1951 Punchy Pancho
1951 Chinatown Chump
1950 Spooky Wooky
1950 Texas Tough Guy
1950 Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance
1950 High and Dizzy
1950 Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey
1950 "The Ed Wynn Show: Episode #1.20"
1949 Shocking Affair
1949 Sweet Cheat
1949 Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch
1949 Oil's Well That Ends Well
1949 I Can't Remember
1949 The Cactus Cut-Up
1949 Joe Palooka in the Big Fight
1949 Dad Always Pays
1948 Backstage Follies
1948 The Uninvited Blonde
1948 Bachelor Blues
1948 Secretary Trouble
1948 The Noose Hangs High
1948 Don't Fool Your Wife
1948 Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad
1948 Bet Your Life
1947 The Spook Speaks
1947 Joe Palooka in the Knockout
1947 Blondes Away
1947 Hired Husband
1947 In Room 303
1947 Wife Tames Wolf
1947 Borrowed Blonde
1946 Gentleman Joe Palooka
1946 Follow That Blonde
1946 I'll Take Milk
1946 Joe Palooka, Champ
1946 Twin Husbands
1946 Oh, Professor, Behave
1946 Riverboat Rhythm
1946 Maid Trouble
1945 Beware of Redheads
1945 Mama Loves Papa
1945 Double Honeymoon
1945 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
1945 Let's Go Stepping
1945 Birthday Blues
1945 What a Blonde
1945 Under Western Skies
1945 She Gets Her Man
1944 He Forgot to Remember
1944 Babes on Swing Street
1944 Triple Trouble
1944 Girls! Girls! Girls!
1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge
1944 Twilight on the Prairie
1944 Slightly Terrific
1944 Poppa Knows Worst
1944 Prices Unlimited
1944 Hat Check Honey
1944 Say Uncle
1943 Higher and Higher
1943 Wedtime Stories
1943 Family Feud
1943 Cutie on Duty
1943 Seeing Nellie Home
1943 Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event
1943 Gals, Incorporated
1943 Cowboy in Manhattan
1943 Radio Runaround
1943 Follow the Band
1943 Gem-Jams
1943 Double Up
1942 Pretty Dolly
1942 Strictly in the Groove
1942 Dear! Deer!
1942 Mexican Spitfire's Elephant
1942 Mail Trouble
1942 Hold 'Em Jail
1942 Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost
1942 Framing Father
1942 Mexican Spitfire at Sea
1942 Wedded Blitz
1942 Home Work
1941 Melody Lane
1941 Mexican Spitfire's Baby
1941 Who's a Dummy?
1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
1941 Moonlight in Hawaii
1941 Man-I-Cured
1941 A Panic in the Parlor
1941 Hurry, Charlie, Hurry
1941 A Polo Phony
1941 When Wifie's Away
1941 Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga
1941 The Fired Man
1941 Where Did You Get That Girl?
1940 Tattle Television
1940 Mexican Spitfire Out West
1940 He Asked for It
1940 The Golden Fleecing
1940 Bested by a Beard
1940 Pop Always Pays
1940 Scrappily Married
1940 Mexican Spitfire
1939 Truth Aches
1939 Dancing Co-Ed
1939 The Wrong Room
1939 Career
1939 Ring Madness
1939 The Girl from Mexico
1939 Moving Vanities
1939 Home Boner
1939 Crime Rave
1938 Major Difficulties
1938 Stage Fright
1938 The Jitters
1938 Berth Quakes
1938 His Pest Friend
1938 The Dummy Owner
1937 A Rented Riot
1937 Should Wives Work?
1937 Make a Wish
1937 Wife Insurance
1937 Wrong Romance
1937 Hollywood Party
1936 One Live Ghost
1936 Wholesailing Along
1936 Down the Ribber
1935 Coronado
1935 Counselitis
1935 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle
1935 Honeymoon Bridge
1935 Home Work
1935 Salesmanship Ahoy
1935 Hit and Rum
1935 Princess O'Hara
1934 One Too Many
1934 Perfectly Mismated
1934 Fixing a Stew
1934 The Captain Hates the Sea
1934 Good Morning, Eve!
1934 Service with a Smile
1934 The Notorious Sophie Lang
1934 We're Not Dressing
1934 Autobuyography
1934 No More Bridge!
1933 Alice in Wonderland 
1933 Hold Your Temper
1933 Three Little Swigs
1933 The Poor Fish
1931 Her Majesty, Love
1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 4: 'The Mashie Niblick'
1931 Finn and Hattie
1931 One Heavenly Night
1931 Partners
1930 Only Saps Work
1930 Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 20
1930 Paramount on Parade
1930 Let's Merge
1927 The Lunatic at Large
1925 Clothes Make the Pirate
1925 Sally
1924 Yolanda
1921 In at the Finish
1921 Nearly Spliced 





Matinee Classics - Leon Errol Shorts
Matinee Classics - A Panic in the Parlor starring Leon Errol, Virginia Vale and Joseph Forte
Matinee Classics - Mexican Spitfire starring Lupe Velez, Leon Errol, Donald Woods, Linda Hayes, Elisabeth Risdon, Cecil Kellaway and Charles Coleman
Matinee Classics - Bested by a Beard starring Leon Errol, Anita Garvin, Sally Payne, Arthur O'Connell and Mervin Williams
Matinee Classics - Fixing a Stew starring Leon Errol, Eddie Kane and Jack Norton
Matinee Classics - Man-I-Cured starring Leon Errol, Eva Puck, Dorothy Granger, Tom Kennedy, Bob Smith, Joan Barclay and Donald Kerr
Matinee Classics - Pretty Dolly starring Leon Errol, Carmel Myers, Thelma White, Tom Kennedy, Gerald Hamer, Alfred Hall, Joan Barclay, Ann Summers, William Gould and Jack Arnold
Matinee Classics - The Dummy Owner starring Leon Errol, Maxine Jennings, Billy Franey, Frank O'Connor, Edward Keane, Harry Bowen and Eddie Kane
Matinee Classics - Radio Runaround starring Leon Errol, Dorothy Christy, Wally Brown


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