Robert Woolsey

Aug 14, 1888


Robert Woolsey, the cigar-chomping, slick-haired, bespectacled member of the Wheeler and Woolsey comedy team, was born in California and raised in Carbondale, IL. After the death of his father, it was up to Woolsey and his brother, Charlie, to support their family. Small and wiry, Woolsey found work as a jockey, but a fall from a horse at age 15 ended… More


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