Lynne Overman

Lynne Overman (September 19, 1887 – February 19, 1943) was an American actor. Born in Maryville, Missouri, he began his career in theatre before becoming a film actor in the 1930s and early 1940s. In films he often played a sidekick.

Lynne Overman
Lynne Overman in Union Pacific trailer.jpg
Born(1887-09-19)September 19, 1887
DiedFebruary 19, 1943(1943-02-19) (aged 55)
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1928–1943
Spouse(s)Emily Helen Drange (??–1943; his death)

Early in Overman's career, he sang in musical comedies, but he left that genre after a severe cold and an operation on his throat affected his larynx.[1] His credits on Broadway included The Budget (1932), Hot-Cha! (1932), Company's Coming (1931), Dancing Partner (1930), Button, Button (1929), Sunny Days (1928), People Don't Do Such Things (1927), The Gossipy Sex (1927), Just Married (1921), Honey Girl (1920), Come-on Charlie (1919),[2] and Fair and Warmer (1916). He also performed in London in Just Married, The Hottentot, and Little Accident.[1]

His film debut came in Little Miss Marker (1934).[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Rooks, Lyle (November 3, 1935). "Laughingly Yours". Oakland Tribune. Screen & Radio Weekly. p. 5. Retrieved December 19, 2020 – via
  2. ^ "Lynne Overman". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on December 19, 2020. Retrieved December 19, 2020.

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