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Duke York
Born Charles Everest Sinsabaugh
October 17, 1908(1908-10-17)
Danby, New York, U.S.
Died January 24, 1952 (aged 43)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Years active 1932-1952

Duke York (October 17, 1908 – January 24, 1952) was an American film actor. Born in Danby, New York, York was born Charles Everest Sinsabaugh. He appeared in nearly 160 films between 1932 and 1952.

Modern viewers will remember York for his portrayals of grotesque monsters, ape men, or other scary goon-like characters in Three Stooges short films such as Three Little Twirps, Idle Roomers, Shivering Sherlocks, and Who Done It?. His most prominent non-monster role was as Kelly in Higher Than a Kite. York also played the role of King Kala in the serial Flash Gordon.[1]

York committed suicide in 1952 by shooting himself in the head. He was 43.

Selected filmography

York plays a docile wolfman who goes berserk whenever he hears music in the Three Stooges film Idle Roomers.


  1. ^ Three Stooges Journal, Vol. 12, p. 5

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