Ford Sterling


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Ford Sterling (November 3, 1882 – October 13, 1939) was an American comedian and actor best known for his work with Keystone Studios. One of the 'Big 4' he was the original chief of the Keystone Cops.

Born George Franklin Stich in La Crosse, Wisconsin, he began his career in silent films in 1911 with Biograph Studios. When director Mack Sennett left to set up Keystone Studios, Sterling ... more »

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  • ''The guy has baggy pants, flat feet, the most miserable, bedraggled-looking little bastard you ever saw; makes itchy gestures as though he's got crabs under his arms—but he's funny.''
    Sterling Ford (1883-1939), U.S. comic actor. Quoted in Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography, ch. 10 (1964). Said of Charlie Chaplin.
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