William Strauss
Date of Birth
Jun 14, 1885
Birth Place:
New York, NY

Biography

One of Hollywood's favorite portrayers of ethnic stereotypes in the 1920s, former stage comedian William Strauss starred in the title role of Solomon in Society (1922), a wildly improbable tale of an East Side tailor falling in love with a laundress turned movie star. Strauss had a good year in 1926 when he not only created Skinner's Dress Suit (1926) but also played George Jessel's immigrant...