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  1. Peter Boucher
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    MY GOD !!!. YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN W.C. FIELDS !!!!!!

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    1. Deryck Trahair
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      W.C. Fields started his career as a comedic juggler. He went on to be a talking character and is no doubt one of the best.
      Buster Keaton was a physical comedian in his early days and in later life became a writer of gags.
      His silent ability did not translate to “talkies” but he knew what was funny.
      I my opinion Keaton was better than all of them.

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  2. Peter Boucher
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    THEDA BARA, RUDOLPH VALENTINO, NOAH BEERY SR., BOTH OF THE GISH SISTERS (DOROTHY AND LILLIAN)

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    1. f,w. cormier
      f,w. cormier at |

      these are not cmedians!

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  3. Charles
    Charles at |

    Kudos for putting Keaton where he belonged. I think Chaplain was a genius…but, Keaton had a little something extra when it came to silent films.

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    1. Tanya Bennett
      Tanya Bennett at |

      Agreed – I was so happy to see him at #1.

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  4. nico
    nico at |

    Harpo Marx !

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  5. Erik N
    Erik N at |

    Yes, I agree with Keaton at #1. While Chaplin’s films brim with transcendent set pieces, Keaton’s films hold together better as cohesive stories.

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  6. diamond
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    i can’t believe you forgot ROWAN ATKINSON.

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  7. Canada Goose Parkas
    Canada Goose Parkas at |

    If Pickford was the sweet innocent girl next door, Mabel Normond was perhaps the other side of the coin. Writer, director, producer and star Normand was undone by scandal and drug addiction

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  8. Steve
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    Chaplin is so obviously #1, that there was bound to be a contrarian not to put him there. His brilliance & impact make Keaton and everyone else pale in comparison. I don’t take this list seriously.

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  9. Margo
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    SO many women comedians left out — Marie Dressler! Alison Skipworth! Polly Moran! Broaden your view….

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