Rubin was a comic actor who began in silent films and continued to work into the 1980s. He began as a tap dancer at age 14, worked in stock companies and burlesque houses before became a leading vaudeville star throughout the 1920s. He started in movies at the end of the silent era, becoming an prolific character actor. In his long career, he amassed a resume containing hundreds of film, radio, and television appearances. Born 2/2/1899.