Inducted to the Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960 with 1 star. Comments
Quick Facts
Born:
October 29,
New York, New York, USA
Died:
December 25,
Ethnicity:
Caucasian

Jack Pearl, born Jack Perlman, was a vaudeville performer and a star of early radio.

Pearl portrayed a character he created, Baron Munchausen, very loosely based on the Baron M√ľnchhausen literary character. As the Baron, Pearl would tell far-fetched stories with a comic German accent. When the straight man expressed skepticism, the Baron replied with his familiar tagline and punchline: "Vass you dere, Sharlie?" This catch phrase soon became part of the national lexicon.

Typical of the dialogue:

Pearl played this character and others in musical revues of the 1920s and 1930s: The Dancing Girl, Topics of 1923, A Night in Paris, Artists and Models, Pleasure Bound, International Review, Ziegfeld Follies of 1931, Pardon My English and All for All .

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