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Bob Burns

Bob BurnsAKA Robin Burn

Born: 2-Aug-1890
Birthplace: Van Buren, AR
Died: 2-Feb-1956
Location of death: Encino, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Kidney
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Arkansas Traveler

Military service: USMC (WWI, sergeant)

Coined the word bazooka, referring to a hillbilly musical instrument he invented with gas pipe and a whiskey funnel. The term was later applied to the shoulder-held weapon used to fire at tanks. He became wealthy after investing in real estate in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles, by which he was able to retire.

Father: William Robert Burn (civil engineer)
Mother: Emma Needham
Wife: Elizabeth Fisher (m. 22-Sep-1921, d. 1936, one son)
Son: Robert, Jr.
Wife: Marriet M. Foster (m. 31-May-1937, until his death, one daughter, two son)
Daughter: Barbara Ann
Son: William Robin
Son: Stephen

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1601 Vine St.
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    Belle of the Yukon (26-Dec-1944) · Sam Slade
    Radio City Revels (11-Feb-1938)
    Wells Fargo (30-Dec-1937) · Hank York, a Wanderer
    Waikiki Wedding (23-Mar-1937)
    The Big Broadcast of 1937 (6-Oct-1936)
    Rhythm on the Range (1-Jul-1936)
    Fast Workers (10-Mar-1933)
    Back Street (1-Sep-1932)
    Quick Millions (17-Apr-1931)

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