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Harry Benham (1884–1969)

Indiana-born Harry Benham grew up in Chicago, Illinois. As a child he was possessed of a fine singing voice and sang in the local church choir. In 1904 the traveling musical "Peggy from Paris" was playing in Chicago and he got a job in the chorus. He soon graduated to singing the lead role. His success in that production led to roles in other ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 85) in Sarasota, Florida, USA

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 1922 The Town That Forgot God
Harry Adams
 1922 Your Best Friend
Robert Meyers
 1921 Hush Money
Bishop Deems
 1920 The Prey
 1920 Polly with a Past
Clay Cullum
 1920 The Dangerous Paradise
Norman Kent
 1920 For Love or Money
John T. Hamilton
 1918 The Love Craze (Short)
 1918 Cecilia of the Pink Roses
Harry Twombly
 1918 Convict 993
Rodney Travers
 1917 The Victim
Undetermined Role
 1917 The Outsider
Donald Lyttleton
 1917 Putting the Bee in Herbert
Herbert Macklin
 1917 The Last of the Carnabys
Johnn Rand
 1917 The Warfare of the Flesh
Frank Gregory
 1917 When Thieves Fall Out (Short)
 1917 Souls United (Short)
 1916 Toto of the Byways (Short)
 1916 The Mischief Maker
Al Tourney
 1916 The Girl Who Didn't Tell (Short)
 1916 The Angel of the Attic (Short)
 1916 Love's Masquerade (Short)
 1916 Her Mother's Sweetheart (Short)
 1916 The Little Grey Mouse (Short)
Jack Stanley
 1916 The Clever Mrs. Carter (Short)
 1916 Peggy and the Law (Short)
 1916 The Heart Wrecker (Short)
 1916 A College Boomerang (Short)
 1916 Her Wonderful Secret (Short)
 1916 The Capital Prize (Short)
 1916 Through Flames to Love (Short)
Steve Rock
 1916 Held for Damages (Short)
Bob Norton - Elisha's Son
 1916 Mignonette (Short)
Henri Bergere - a Young Violinist
 1916 The Doll Doctor (Short)
Harry Belden
 1916 The Path of Happiness
Merrill Day, the Intruder
 1916 The Man Inside
Hunter
 1915 The Scoop at Bellville (Short)
Millionaire Lineham
 1915 Helen's Babies (Short)
Uncle Harry Burton
 1915 When Hungry Hamlet Fled (Short)
Johnny Jenkins
 1915 When the Fleet Sailed (Short)
Lieutenant Monroe
 1915 His Two Patients (Short)
The Doctor
 1915 Madame Blanche, Beauty Doctor (Short)
Bob / Madame Blanche
 1915/I The Country Girl (Short)
Belville, Phyllis' Lover
 1915 A Freight Car Honeymoon (Short)
Dan Boynton - the Groom
 1915 The Girl of the Sea (Short)
Emelyn Lewis - the Reporter
 1915 Daughter of Kings (Short)
J. Courtleigh Brice
 1915 The Heart of the Princess Marsari (Short)
Paul Leighton - an Artist
 1915 Graft vs. Love (Short)
Newell's Accomplice
 1914 Mrs. Van Ruyter's Stratagem (Short)
Harry Broadhurst - Mrs. Van Ruyter's Young Lawyer
 1914 Zudora
John Storm - Zudora's Lover
 1914 The Rescue (Short)
Harry - Alice's Brother
 1914 The Trail of the Love-Lorn (Short)
Jack - U.S. Postal Inspector
 1914 The Harvest of Regrets (Short)
Harry Moreland
 1914 The Mettle of a Man (Short)
Harry Raynor
 1914 Gold (Short)
The Head Surveyor
 1914 Stronger Than Death (Short)
Harry Gray
 1914 Harry's Waterloo (Short)
Nine Separate Characters
 1914 The Harlow Handicap (Short)
Harry Allen
 1914 The Man Without Fear (Short)
George Travis - a Man without Fear
 1914 The Girl Across the Hall (Short)
Jim Kelly - a Mechanic
 1914 Rivalry (Short)
Will Mayo
 1914 Was She Right in Forgiving Him? (Short)
Nelson Morgan - the Artist
 1914 A Woman's Loyalty (Short)
Jack
 1914 His Reward (Short)
 1914 The Infant Heart Snatcher (Short) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1914 The Musician's Daughter (Short) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1914 Repentance (Short)
Jack
 1914 When Sorrow Fades (Short)
Jim - an Editor
 1914 The Miser's Reversion (Short)
Jack - May's Sweetheart
 1914 The Scientist's Doll (Short)
Jack - the Scientist's Nephew
 1914 The Golden Cross (Short)
Count L'Ancre
 1914 The Success of Selfishness (Short)
Tom - Grace's Husband
 1914 The Elevator Man (Short)
Jack - Rose's Sweetheart
 1914 Her Love Letters (Short)
Williamson - the Well-to-Do Broker
 1914 Coals of Fire (Short)
Blodgett - a Rich Young Businessman
 1914 The Runaway Princess (Short)
The American Millionaire
 1914 Their Golden Wedding (Short)
Tom - Son of William and Enna (age 28)
 1914 Frou Frou
Henri de Sartorys
 1913 His Father's Wife (Short)
 1913 An Orphan's Romance (Short)
Jack Van Horn, a Young Millionaire
 1913 A Beauty Parlor Graduate (Short)
Jack, a Rising Young Lawyer
 1913 What Might Have Been (Short)
Billy, Rolfe's Clerk
 1913 A Clothes-Line Quarrel (Short)
Harry - a Commuter
 1913 Baby's Joy Ride (Short)
John Winters, the Husband
 1913 He Couldn't Lose (Short)
Jack, a Clerk
 1913 The Children's Hour (Short)
The Grandfather
 1913 The Water Cure (Short)
One of Bella's Admirers
 1913 Beauty in the Seashell (Short)
 1913 Louie, the Life Saver (Short)
Louie, the Lifeguard
 1913 His Last Bet (Short)
 1913 Moths
Correyee
 1913 The Spartan Father (Short)
The Son
 1913 The Medium's Nemesis (Short)
The Policeman
 1913 The Girl of the Cabaret (Short)
May's Husband
 1913 Proposal by Proxy (Short)
The Shy Suitor
 1913 Little Dorrit (Short)
 1913 Willie, the Wild Man (Short)
Willie
 1913/II For the Man She Loved (Short)
The Preferred Suitor
 1913 King René's Daughter (Short)
Tristan, Count de Vaudemont
 1913 The Eye of Krishla (Short)
The Countess
 1913 The Head of the Ribbon Counter (Short)
Clarence, the Ribbon Clerk
 1913/I His Sacrifice (Short)
Dr. Martin
 1913 Mimosa's Sweetheart (Short)
The Ribbon Clerk
 1913 A Victim of Circumstances (Short)
The Reporter
 1913 A Pullman Nightmare (Short)
The Father
 1913 For Another's Sin (Short)
The Ex-Convict
 1913 An American in the Making (Short)
Bela Tokaji
 1913 The Girl and the Grafter (Short)
The Editor
 1913 The Changeling (Short)
The Millionaire Father
 1913 The Patriot (Short)
The Suitor
 1913 The Wax Lady (Short)
 1913 Babies Prohibited (Short)
The Husband
 1913 Just a Shabby Doll (Short)
The Husband
 1913 Half Way to Reno (Short)
The Husband
 1913 A Mystery of Wall Street (Short)
 1913 His Uncle's Wives (Short)
 1913 The Floorwalker's Triumph (Short)
The Floorwalker
 1913/III The Boomerang (Short)
The Father
 1913/II A Guilty Conscience (Short)
 1912 The Repeater (Short)
Jack, the Repeater
 1912 Brains vs. Brawn (Short)
Brawn / The Young Athlete
 1912 Aurora Floyd (Short)
John Mellish, Aurora's Second Husband
 1912 At Liberty -- Good Press Agent (Short)
The Press Agent
 1912 A Romance of the U.S.N. (Short)
The Sailor
 1912 The Forest Rose (Short)
 1912 Miss Taku of Tokyo (Short)
Jack, the Son
 1912 In Time of Peril (Short)
The Engineer
 1912 A Noise Like a Fortune (Short)
The Young Farmer
 1912 The Ladder of Life (Short)
The Poor Man, as an Adult
 1912 In a Garden (Short)
The Quarrel Maker
 1912 Dotty, the Dancer (Short)
Mademoiselle Cleo
 1912 Miss Robinson Crusoe (Short)
The American
 1912 The Warning (Short)
The Father
 1912 Letters of a Lifetime (Short)
The Brother
 1912/II The Voice of Conscience (Short)
Suitor
 1912 When a Count Counted (Short)
The Young Law Clerk, Her Sweetheart
 1912 The Wrecked Taxi (Short)
 1912 Big Sister (Short)
The Policeman
 1912 The Portrait of Lady Anne (Short)
Lady Anne's Suitor in 1912
 1912 The Finger of Scorn (Short)
The Drummer
 1912/I Under Two Flags (Short)
 1912 Out of the Dark (Short)
 1912 The Professor's Son (Short)
The Professor
 1912 In Blossom Time (Short)
 1912 Why Tom Signed the Pledge (Short)
Tom, the Deacon's Son
 1912 Her Secret (Short)
The Loyal Sister's Husband
 1912 Jilted (Short)
The Fiancé
 1912 Dora Thorne (Short)
Lord Rowland
 1912 The Baby Bride (Short)
The Bachelor
 1912 An Easy Mark (Short)
The Crook
 1912 The Poacher (Short)
The Poacher
 1912 East Lynne (Short)
 1912 Her Ladyship's Page (Short)
 1912 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Short)
Mr. Hyde (some scenes) (uncredited)
 1911 The Expert's Report (Short)
The Oil Expert
 1911 She (Short)
 1911 Cinderella (Short)
The Prince
 1911 The Tomboy (Short)
The Guardian
 1911 The Lady from the Sea (Short)
 1911 The Missing Heir (Short)
The Policeman
 1911 Their Burglar (Short)
Jack
 1911 The Satyr and the Lady (Short)
The Artist
 1911 David Copperfield (Short)
 1911 The Smuggler (Short)
The Secret Service Man
 1911 The Rescue of Mr. Henpeck (Short)
Mr. Henpeck
 1911 Get Rich Quick (Short)
Undetermined Role
 1911 The Regimental Ball (Short)
 1911 The Mummy (Short)
 1911 The Old Curiosity Shop (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Peggy from Paris", Chicago, IL. Musical. See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Children, with Ethyle Cooke: child players Leland Benham and Dorothy Benham.

Nickname:

Earl

Star Sign:

Pisces

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