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Norman Kerry was born Norman Kaiser in 1894. He allegedly changed his last name at the onset of World War I in order to distance himself from Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II. While working as a theatrical agent in 1916, Kerry met future star Rudolph Valentino, who encouraged Kerry to act. That same year the actor obtained his first small film role in Manhattan Madness opposite Douglas Fairbanks. His stardom rose throughout the 1920s until the advent of talking pictures limited Kerry's opportunities. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1956, the same year the actor died.
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