Felix Adler

Active - 1925 - 1953  |   Born - Jan 22, 1884   |   Died - Mar 25, 1963   |   Genres - Comedy

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

From his start as a title writer for Mack Sennett in the early '20s, former vaudevillian Felix Adler worked with nearly all of the screen's great comedy teams, including Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, and the Three Stooges. Adler became a staff writer for the Columbia Pictures short subject department in 1935, a position he held until its demise in 1957, becoming adept in later years at writing new wraparounds to old Stooges subjects. The veteran gag writer died of abdominal cancer at the Motion Picture Country Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA. He should not be confused with the famous Ringling Bros. circus clown (1898-1960) of the same name.

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