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Mike Butch performed a "gurning act" and successfully imitated the E.C. Segar comic character Popeye in 1930's sideshows and store shows. Butch was born in Sackett, Montana, and was a miner and rancher before he joined show business.
Other Popeye impersonators from the 1930s include Harry Foster Welch, Jack White, and Robert Everhart. Everhart portrayed Popeye for RBBBC and for Robert Ripley.
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