Alumni Stories

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Otis Harlan

Otis Harlan

Class of 1882

Harlan was born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1865. He married Nellie Harvey and had a daughter named Marion. Harlan was the uncle of silent actor Kenneth Harlan.

In 1906, he appeared in Victor Herbert's The Magic Knight. He was playing in vaudeville shows by 1911, appearing in Irving Berlin's ragtime musicals. Harlan also played the role of Cap'n Andy in the first, part-talkie film version of "Show Boat" (1929). He was also seen as the Master of Ceremonies in the sound prologue that accompanied the film. In 1935, Harlan played the role of Starveling in Max Reinhardt's 1935 film version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 1937, Harlan provided the voice of "Happy" the dwarf, in the Disney animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a resounding hit which became a film classic. In the same year he also appeared in the Our Gang short Roamin' Holiday.

He died in Martinsville, Indiana of a stroke on January 21, 1940 at the age of 74. His interment was located at Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio.

Military Alumni

Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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