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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 12 March 1902Liverpool, England, UK
Date of Death 25 March 1978Montecito, California, USA
Birth NameLeslie Carter Fenton
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

English-born Leslie Fenton came to the U.S. as a child. He journeyed to Hollywood in his late teens to break into the movies, and managed to get several jobs as an actor. He became a reliable supporting actor in many pictures in the 1930s, working his way up to leads in B pictures. He switched to directing later in the decade, and turned out a number of tight, well-made action pictures and several good westerns, the best of which was probably Streets of Laredo (1949). He retired from the industry in the early 1950s.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (2)

Marcella Zabala Howard (12 September 1952 - ?)
Ann Dvorak (17 March 1932 - 1 August 1946) (divorced)

Trivia (3)

Brother of writer Francis Fenton.
Commanded one of the motor launches [Motor Launch (ML) 156] in Operation Chariot, a British commando raid on the French port of St Nazaire on March 28, 1942. The operation was successful, at a high cost with a large percentage of men involved killed, wounded or taken prisoner. Fenton was was badly wounded eventually recuperating at a hospital in Devon, England before being honorably discharged.
His family emigrated from Liverpool to Mifflin, Ohio with six sons.

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