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From Keystone Cop to old St. Nick - The talented Chester Cooper Conklin

In the early days of Hollywood, there were few actors who were blessed with the comedic talents of Chester Cooper Conklin. Born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in 1886, Conklin would follow a life’s journey which took him from the rural farmland on to the silver screen as one of Mack Sennett’s hilarious Keystone Cops.

Working in both the silent era and into the age of “talkies”, Conklin would be cast alongside such stars as Charlie Chaplin and the beautiful and hilarious Mabel Normand.