'Tiny' Lipson

Jack Lipson
Born(1901-01-17)January 17, 1901
DiedNovember 28, 1947(1947-11-28) (aged 46)
Other namesJack "Tiny" Lipson
Years active1927-1947

Jack "Tiny" Lipson (January 17, 1901 – November 28, 1947) was an American film actor. He appeared in over 85 films between 1927 and 1948.


Lipson played character parts, and was usually uncred. Due to his rotund, towering figure, Lipson gained the nickname "Tiny" and was usually cast as the "fat guy" in films.[1] He played the role of King Vultan the 1936 serial Flash Gordon. In 1941, he appeared in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break as a Turkish passenger aboard an airplane with W. C. Fields, whose mumbled remarks about the passenger's size prompt the retort, "You a big nose have it!"[2] Two years later, Lipson portrayed a German sailor in the Three Stooges' short Back from the Front, in which he is knocked unconscious and collapses on top of a suffocating Larry Fine. Moe Howard comes to the rescue and quips, "Whoa, a German whale!"[3]


Lipson died of a heart attack on November 28, 1947, aged 46. He is interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California.

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  1. ^ threestooges.net Jack "Tiny" Lipson bio
  2. ^ Fields, W. C. (1973). W. C. Fields in Never give a sucker an even break and Tillie and Gus: Volume 37 of Classic film scripts. Lorrimer. p. 42.
  3. ^ threestooges.net - Back From the Front

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