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Mack Sennett
Birth: Jan. 17, 1880
Death: Nov. 5, 1960
Woodland Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

'King of Comedy.' In 1912, while a player-director in D.W. Griffith's Biograph Studio in New York, Mack Sennett lost a $100 bet to ex-bookies and now movie exchange operators Adam Kessel and Charles Baumann, in the 1912 Preakness horse race. As payment, he proposed to them that he set up a comedy company in Glendale, California on the Bison lot that would make them all rich. To his amazement, they accepted and put up the money for the new comedy company. On out on a walk in Brooklyn, walking by the Pennsylvania Station, he saw the logo for the Pennsylvania Railroad, which was also the symbol for the Keystone State. Then and there, he decided that the new studio would be called Keystone. Keystone Film Company, founded by Mack Sennett was announced on August 12, 1912. He brought the beautiful Mabel Normand to California (his girlfriend). She, Fatty Arbuckle, Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Minta Durfee, Fred Mace, Ben Turpin, Ford Sterling, and many others got their start on the Keystone lot. In 1913 the first custard pie ever thrown in a movie was thrown by Mabel Normand into the face of Fatty Arbuckle, on the Keystone lot in the movie "A Noise From the Deep". Sennett discovered and hired Charlie Chaplin, whom he saw in a traveling vaudeville show. 
Holy Cross Cemetery
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: N, L490, 1. To the right of the road directly in front of the mausoleum, as you face the mausoleum. From the light pole, go 10 rows down the slope, parallel to the front of the mausoleum.
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