David William Lieberman (1887 - 1971) American Performer, Writer, Actor, Assistant Director and Director. 


Last survivor of the original Keystone Kops.

Taught Jerry Lewis how to do pratfalls

Entered films in 1912.

When presented for appraisal on PBS's Antigues Roadshow in 1998, the hairpiece and mustache he wore in films, along with a bunch of autographed photos of him, 'Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle' , 'Mabel Normand' and others, were valued at approximately $50,000.

After acting, he worked for a short time as a makeup artist for Warner Bros, before leaving the film industry behind. When he left the film world he operated a malt shop in Sierra Madre for one year, and then spent his remaining years as a resident apartment manager with his wife Dolly in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles.

When his acting career ended he became a makeup artist.

Before joining Mack Sennett at Keystone, he told people that he worked as a steeplejack and as a trapeze acrobat in a circus.

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