Thursday, October 1, 2009
Vaudeville Love Triangle
Hugh Herbert was a Vaudeville performer and writer who made the transition to films. Most famous in the sound era from the 1930's through the early 50's he was noted for playing eccentric millionaires, and dim witted professors. His trade mark was his fluttering fingers while making a hoo-hoo-hoo sound, which was supposedly the inspiration for Daffy Duck. His first wife was Vaudeville and Broadway dancer Anita Pam. Pam appeared in seven Broadway shows between 1925 and 1933. Herbert's second wife was Rose Herbert, nee Epstein. Hugh Herbert, Rose Herbert, and Anita Pam all appeared in the 1928 film, Lucky In Love. This is a picture of Rose Herbert standing in front of an ad for Anita Pam.