George Kline Mann (December 2, 1905 – November 23, 1977), born in Hollywood, California, was best known as the taller half of the comedic and acrobatic dance act, Barto and Mann. George’s father Mack Andrew Mann moved to California from Cassopolis, Michigan in the late 1800s and worked as a construction superintendent of railroad bridges. George’s mother Jean Kline was also from Cassopolis, but Mack and Jean met and married in Los Angeles, California. George grew up in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, moving to Santa Monica as a teenager with his parents. George was listed as the "Snaps Editor" as well as being responsible for all of the photography in the Athletic section of the Venice Union Polytechnic High High School 1925 Annual, The Gondolier. George was Vice President of the Junior A Class that would graduate in June 1926, but didn't graduate with his class. During his Junior year, George was also Vice President of the drama club and had a leading role in the play, "What Happened to Jones?" with Irene Hervey, then Irene Herwick. George also played center on the varsity basketball team and was a member of the swimming team.