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List of famous vaudeville performers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top vaudeville performers in the world? This includes the most prominent vaudeville performers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable vaudeville performers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic vaudeville performers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned vaudeville performers.

List includes Mickey Rooney, James Dunn, more. Featuring famous vaudeville comedians, actors, and stars, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known vaudeville performers to the lesser known vaudeville performers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the vaudeville performer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous vaudeville performers ever?" and "What are the names of famous vaudeville performers?" then you're in the right place. 
Mickey Rooney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Vaudeville Performers
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Mickey Rooney was an American actor of film, television, Broadway, radio, and vaudeville. Beginning as a child actor, Rooney's career spanned nearly nine decades and continued until shortly before his death. He appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent ...more

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Age: Died at 94 (1920-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Soldier, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Radio personality, + more

Credits: The Fox and the Hound, Night at the Museum, Breakfast at Tiffany's, National Velvet

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Walter Brennan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Vaudeville Performers
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Walter Andrew Brennan was an American actor. Brennan is one of three men to win three acting Oscars, having won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1936, 1938 and 1940. ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1894-1974)

Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: Bride of Frankenstein, Rio Bravo, How the West Was Won, Red River, My Darling Clementine, + more

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#20 on The Greatest Western Movie Stars

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James Dunn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Vaudeville Performers
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James Howard Dunn was an American film actor. ...more

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Age: Died at 66 (1901-1967)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Actor

Credits: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Bad Girl, It's a Great Life, Bright Eyes, The Bramble Bush, + more

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El Brendel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Vaudeville Performers
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El Brendel was a vaudeville comedian turned movie star, best remembered for his dialect routine as a Swedish immigrant. His biggest role was as "Single-0" in the sci-fi musical Just Imagine, produced by Fox Film Corporation. His screen name was pronounced "El Bren-DEL". ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1890-1964)

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Profession: Actor, Vaudeville Performer

Credits: Wings, The Big Trail, The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend, Sunny Side Up, Just Imagine, + more

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