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B.S. Pully

B.S. Pully, (born Murray Lerman, May 14, 1910 – January 6, 1972) 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 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, Emerson, New Jersey.

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May 14, 1910 In Newark, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Greenwich Village 1944-09-27
Latest Project:
Movie The Love God? 1969-08-01
Known For
Poster of Within These Walls
Poster of Don Juan Quilligan
Poster of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Poster of Greenwich Village
Movie The Love God? J. Charles Twilight 1969-08-01
Series Get Smart Unknown 1965-09-18
Movie Guys and Dolls Big Jule 1955-11-03
Movie A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Christmas Tree Vendor 1945-02-28
Movie Don Juan Quilligan Ed Mossrock 1945-06-01
Movie Within These Walls Harry Bowser 1945-07-13
Movie Nob Hill Joe the Bartender 1945-06-13
Movie Greenwich Village Brophy 1944-09-27