COVERED BY LIFE ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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     Ben (Bernard) Turpin (September 19, 1869– July 1, 1940)

Turpin was a comedian and actor, best remembered for his work in silent
films
. His famous eyes, he said, only crossed as a young adult after he 
suffered an accident. Turpin was convinced that the crossed eyes were
essential to his comic career; his co-workers recalled that after he received
any blow to the head he made a point of looking at himself in the mirror to
assure himself that they had not become uncrossed.

 


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