Vince Barnett

Vince Barnett

About Vince Barnett

Vince Barnett (July 4, 1902 - August 10, 1977) was an American film actor. He appeared on stage originally before appearing in over 180 films between 1930 and 1975. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the son of Luke Barnett, a well-known comedian who specialized in insulting and pulling practical jokes on his audiences (Luke's professional nickname was 'Old Man Ribber' and 'the King of Ribbing'.) Vince remained in the family business by hiring himself out to Hollywood parties, where he would insult the guests in a thick German accent, spill the soup and drop the trays all to the great delight of hosts who enjoyed watching their friends squirm and mutter 'Who hired that jerk?' The diminutive, chrome-domed Barnett also appeared in the 1926 edition of Earl Carroll's Vanities.

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