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Overview (5)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in Hollywood, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameElmer Goodfellow Brendel
Nickname The Synthetic Swede
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

El Brendel was born on March 25, 1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Elmer Goodfellow Brendel. He was an actor, known for Just Imagine (1930), Wings (1927) and The Big Trail (1930). He was married to Flo Bert. He died on April 9, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Family (1)

Spouse Flo Bert (1925 - 9 April 1964)  (his death)

Trade Mark (1)

Catchphrase "Yumping Yiminy!"

Trivia (5)

Entered films in 1926.
Appeared in Broadway with his wife, Sophie Flo Bert.
Of German and Irish parentage, he developed his Swedish persona due to anti-German sentiment in America, following the Lusitania sinking.
Actor in comedy relief for Fox, between 1929 and 1931. At Columbia from 1936 to 1945, appearing in many two-reel shorts. Best known for starring in Fox's futuristic musical Just Imagine (1930).
Former vaudevillain who often used a fractured-Swedish accent in his movie comedy roles.

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