Chic Johnson
Date of Birth
Mar 05, 1891
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL


The stocky, eternally giggling member of the Olsen and Johnson comedy team, Chic Johnson studied classical piano at the Chicago Musical College. Johnson dropped out to support himself as a ragtime pianist in various Chicago-area cabarets and vaudeville houses. When the pianist in a quartet featuring John Sigvard "Ole" Olsen quit, Johnson was hired as replacement. Olsen and Johnson abandoned the...