Karl Dane

Laura Balogh is writing his biography, please contact her at yogalaura@optonline.net with any information.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

the other Carl Dane

Banging that gong meant food for Carl - Northants ET:
"CARL Dane must have been one of the most known unknown movie stars ever. He was seen on the big screen by millions but most of them would not even have known his name.

For this 6ft 5in strongman's claim to fame was that he was the first man to strike the gong at the start of many Rank Organisation films.

Carl always took a secret delight in his anonymity and loved to regale people with tales of his life in Hollywood. He received £12 for the job in 1932 for which he had to take off his clothes and cover himself in bronze make-up to strike the huge gong."

- but no known connection with Denmark, and unless other documentation of his date and place of birth turns up, the danish connection is unlikely to be more than a family legend.


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