B.S. Pully

Actor, Film actor

1910 – 1972

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Who was B.S. Pully?

B.S. Pully, was a New York nightclub comedian and stage actor who created the role of Big Jule in the musical Guys and Dolls. He was noted for his blue humor and thick, gravelly voice.

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Pully began his career on the Borscht Belt and achieved fame originating the Big Jule role in the original Broadway production of Guys and Dolls, appearing in more than 1,000 performances. He also played the role in the 1955 film version. Other notable film roles include the gruff Christmas Tree vendor in 1945's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and as Joe the Bartender in 1945's Nob Hill.

Pully died of a heart attack in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, at age 61. He was buried in Cedar Park Cemetery, in Emerson, NJ.

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Born
May 14, 1910
Newark
Also known as
  • Murray Lerman
  • Connie Harper
  • B.S. Pulley
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Jan 6, 1972
Philadelphia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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