Vernon Dent

About Vernon Dent

Who is it?: Actor, Writer, Soundtrack
Birth Day: February 16, 1895
Birth Place: San Jose, California, USA
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Birth Name: Vernon Bruce Dent

Vernon Dent

Familiar to many as the frustrated cop, businessman or landlord in countless two-reel comedies by The Three Stooges,...
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As per our current Database, Vernon Dent has been died on 5 November, 1963 at Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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When Vernon Dent die, Vernon Dent was 68 years old.

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Occupation Actor
Age 68 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born February 16, 1895 (San Jose, California, USA)
Birthday February 16
Town/City San Jose, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Vernon Dent’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

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Vernon Dent was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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Familiar to many as the frustrated cop, businessman or landlord in countless two-reel comedies by The Three Stooges, Vernon Dent got his start in show business as a member of a singing troupe traveling in Southern California in the early 1920s.

He was befriended by comedian Hank Mann, a member of the famed Keystone Kops. Mann thought that Dent was good comic material and gave him a supporting part in a series of two-reel comedies he was making.

In the early 1920s Dent was good enough to be given his own series of comedy shorts by Pathe. After this series was over, he freelanced and worked for such top comics as Larry Semon. He found his real niche when he was hired by Mack Sennett, and spent most of the rest of the 1920s at that studio.

For such a large man (5'9" and 250 pounds) Dent was surprisingly graceful, and Sennett was enthused to discover that he was a natural at physical comedy, able to do a pratfall as well as or better than Sennett's top comics.

Dent really came into his own in the series of comedies that Harry Langdon made for Sennett, which rocketed Langdon to stardom and also brought recognition to Dent. When Langdon left Sennett, Dent stayed and supported such Sennett comics as Billy Bevan and Ralph Graves.

Dent and Langdon were reunited in a series of shorts for Educational Pictures in the early 1930s, and his value in the series was such that Langdon insisted Dent always receive second billing after him.

Dent joined Columbia in 1935, where he achieved his greatest success, and stayed there until 1953. He worked especially well with Shemp Howard of The Three Stooges, and the two remained lifelong friends.

Shortly after retiring in the mid-'50s, Dent went blind, a result of his lifelong battle against diabetes. Although there were rumors that he died because he was a Christian Scientist and refused to take insulin, in an interview several years ago Dent's wife stated that he was not a Christian Scientist, and died from a sudden, massive heart attack.


  • Hortense Eunice Boroughs (27 August 1938 - 5 November 1963) ( his death)
  • Grace M. (1925 - 1935) ( divorced)
  • Minnie Call (1914 - ?) ( divorced)

Vernon Dent Movies

  • The Shadow (1937) as Dutch Schultz
  • Malice in the Palace (1949) as Hassan Ben Sober
  • Good Morning, Eve! (1934) as Emperor Nero
  • Half-Wits Holiday (1947) as Prof. Quackenbush

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