Nick Cogley

Active - 1912 - 1933  |   Born - 1869 in New York, NY  |   Died - May 20, 1936 in Santa Monica, CA  |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Western

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American silent-screen comic Nick Cogley entered films with the Selig Polyscope Company in 1910 but hit his stride as a comic with the Keystone company in 1913. Cogley was in The Bangville Police (1913), the one-reeler that more than any other became the forerunner for the famous Keystone Kops. Usually seen in supporting roles, Cogley later portrayed African-American characters in "blackface," a tradition that, sadly, was still very much alive well into the 1930s.

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