Herman Arthur Lauter was born in White Plains, New York on June 19, 1914. "Harry" was the son of artist Herman E. Lauter. He grew up in Denver, Colorado and moved to southern California in the 1930s.
He became a successful character actor in movies and television. A self-taught painter, he ran an art gallery in his later life.
He died in Ojai, California on October 30, 1990.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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