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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 Edward Arthur Sparkman on November 19, 1883 in Ontario, Canada. He worked in stage and film and became known for his trademark deadpan expression. He and Mercedes Caballero were married from 1931-1936. Sparks appeared in 10 Broadway productions and over 80 films. He died on April 3, 1957.
Pictured is Ned Sparks, comedian, who testified before the United States Board of Tax Appeals. Sparks was asking for a reduction of more than $8,000 in his income tax bills from 1934-1936, claiming $3500 false teeth were necessary for his successful film career. Sparks was only allowed to deduct about $1900, a judge ruled. Photograph dated November 1, 1938.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 60
Sparks, Ned,--1883-1957
Sparks, Ned,--1883-1957--Trials, litigation, etc
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Comedians--United States
Men--California--Los Angeles
Courthouses--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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