Tyler Brooke

Tyler Brooke (born Victor Hugo de Bierre, June 6, 1886 – March 2, 1943) was an American film actor. He appeared in 92 films between 1915 and 1943. He was born in New York, New York and died in Los Angeles, California by committing suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.[1]

Tyler Brooke
Victor Hugo de Bierre

(1886-06-06)June 6, 1886
DiedMarch 2, 1943(1943-03-02) (aged 56)
Years active1915-1943
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Bauland (1910?-1920?) (divorced) 1 child
Laruna Wolcott (1924-1935) (divorced)
Myrtle Laurine Neil (1938-1943) (his death)

Before he became an entertainer, Brooke was a bank clerk and an attorney.[2]

He began on the stage at the Globe Theatre, New York City in 1912. He went to Los Angeles in 1925 with No, No, Nanette as a comedian and was captured for screen. He worked for Hal Roach for a year and a half before going into other films.

In 1929, he sued Oliver Hardy for $109,570 damages, alleging that Hardy struck him across the arm with a billiard cue, fracturing it and preventing him working for 12 weeks.[3]

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  1. ^ "Tyler Brooke Found Dead In Family Garage". Del Rio News Herald. Texas, Del Rio. Associated Press. March 3, 1943. p. 6. Retrieved August 6, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Kingsley, Grace (May 16, 1925). "Flashes". The Los Angeles Times. p. 7. Retrieved August 6, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Los Angeles". Variety. March 20, 1929. p. 50.

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