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Edward Bernard "Eddie" Collins was an American actor, comedian, and singer, known as the original voice of Dopey in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Career

Born in 1883, Collins began working in vaudeville in 1905 and burlesque around 1925. He made his film debut in the 1935 film Diamond Jim in an uncredited role. Future Seven Dwarf actor Otis Harlan also appeared uncredited as well.

Initially hired as a performance model for Dopey, Collins also provided Dopey's vocalizations for some part of the film and sneezing sounds for the chipmunk and squirrel characters. After Snow White was released, with box office and critical success, Walt Disney wrote a letter to the casting director of 20th Century-Fox and Collins was put under contract to the studio. He continued to appear in films like Ali Baba Goes to Town, Kentucky Moonshine, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Josette, Little Miss Broadway, Charlie Chan in Honolulu, Young Mr. Lincoln, Charlie Chan in Reno, Quick Millions, Hollywood Cavalcade, Drums Along the Mohawk, and The Blue Bird where played the role of Tylo which is his most well-known live action role.

He died of a heart attack on September 2, 1940, just weeks after the premiere of his last film The Return of Frank James.

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