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George Bunny

George Bunny

George Bunny (July 13, 1867 April 16, 1952) was an American actor.

George Bunny
Born(1867-07-13)July 13, 1867
New York City, United States
DiedApril 16, 1952(1952-04-16) (aged 84)
Hollywood, California, United States
Years active1915–1951
RelativesJohn Bunny (brother)


The brother of actor John Bunny, he began his career during the silent era and benefited from the name recognition of his famous brother—according to the film scholar Anthony Slide, his "silent career was based on exploitation of the family name".[1] Of a similarly heavy build, he appeared in sixty-six films between 1915 and 1951. The Moving Picture World declared, "No one who remembers the inimitable John Bunny and the peculiar style that so endeared him to comedy lovers the world over can fail to see in George Bunny almost an exact counterpart of his famous brother." Regarding his role in Friend Husband (1918), the magazine said, "[George] Bunny was engaged for the part because he resembled the dead comedian [John Bunny] both facially and in his ability to make big comedy capital out of a not unusual situation."[2] The magazine had earlier praised his performance in the movie, saying, "George Bunny ... plays a lovable role in support of Madge Kennedy and promises many moments of quiet fun."[3] After sound was introduced to films, Bunny moved on to mostly bit parts.[1] He was born in New York City, New York, and died in Hollywood, California, from a heart attack.[4][5]

Selected filmography


  1. Anthony Slide (2012). Hollywood Unknowns: A History of Extras, Bit Players, and Stand-Ins. University Press of Mississippi. p. 162. ISBN 978-1-61703-474-9.
  2. "George Bunny Resembles His Well-Known Brother". The Moving Picture World. August 10, 1918. p. 867.
  3. "Smart Atmosphere in Madge Kennedy's Latest". The Moving Picture World. July 27, 1918. p. 590.
  4. Eugene Michael Vazzana (2001). Silent Film Necrology. McFarland. p. 69. ISBN 978-0-7864-1059-0.
  5. "George Bunny". Variety. April 23, 1952. p. 55. George Bunny, 82, stage and screen actor, died April 16 in Hollywood after a heart attack.
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