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Ned Sparks
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Ned Sparks was a comedian and charactor actor born on November 19, 1883 in Ontario, Canada. Mercedes Sparks was the sister of Charles Caballero, head of the purchasing department at Fox Studios. Ned Sparks worked in stage and film and became known for his trademark deadpan expression and dry wit. He and Mercedes Caballero were married from 1931-1935. Sparks appeared in 10 Broadway productions and over 80 films. He died on April 3, 1957.
First photograph caption dated July 9, 1936 reads "With the same 'dead-pan' expression that won him fame in films, Ned Sparks is shown on the stand today when he 'wowed' the court at hearing of his ex-wife's suit to set aside their divorce settlement."; Second photograph caption dated August 12, 1936 reads "Wins tilt with former wife."; Third photograph caption dated November 23, 1939 reads "Tax collector tags comedian."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 60
Sparks, Ned,--1883-1957
Sparks, Ned,--1883-1957--Divorce
Trials (Divorce)--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Comedians--United States
Men--California--Los Angeles
Courtrooms--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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