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George Lessey (1879–1947)

George Lessey was born on June 8, 1879 in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The $1,000,000 Reward (1920), The Pride of the Yankees (1942) and At the Banquet Table (1915). He was married to May Abbey. He died on June 3, 1947 in Westbrook, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The $1,000,000 Reward
The $1,000,000 Reward James Bradley
The Pride of the Yankees
The Pride of the Yankees Mayor of New Rochelle
At the Banquet Table
Go West
Go West Railroad President


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 1946 The Missing Lady
James Douglas (uncredited)
 1946 One More Tomorrow
Men's Club Member (uncredited)
 1945 Eadie Was a Lady
Reverend Ames (uncredited)
 1944 Sweet and Low-Down
Norman Wilson (uncredited)
 1944 Bride by Mistake
Business Man (uncredited)
 1944 Wilson
Senator (uncredited)
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
Judge (uncredited)
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Henry H. Rogers (uncredited)
 1944 Buffalo Bill
Mr. Schyler Vandervere
 1944 Cover Girl
Minister (uncredited)
 1944 Charlie Chan in the Secret Service
Slade (uncredited)
 1944 None Shall Escape
Presiding Judge
 1944 Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout
Commissioner Towers (uncredited)
 1943 What a Woman!
Senator Hendricks (uncredited)
 1943 Pistol Packin' Mama
Mr. Burton
 1943 Someone to Remember
College Trustee (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Bill - Well-wisher (uncredited)
 1943 Dixie Dugan
Sen. Patterson
 1943 The Crystal Ball
Judge (uncredited)
 1942 Laugh Your Blues Away
Mr. Westerly
 1942 Now, Voyager
Uncle Herbert (uncredited)
 1942 Girl Trouble
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Judge Barrows
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Mayor of New Rochelle
 1942 The Postman Didn't Ring
Governor Marvin Winthrop (uncredited)
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers
Fenwick Sr.
 1942 Roxie Hart
Judge Cannon
 1942 Born to Sing
Mr. Lawson (uncredited)
 1941 You Belong to Me
Marshall (uncredited)
 1941 It Started with Eve
Johnson - Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1941 We Go Fast
J.P. Hempstead
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Mr. Keats
 1941 Sweetheart of the Campus
Dr. Hale
 1941 Moon Over Miami
William Boulton
 1941 Adventure in Washington
Vice-President (uncredited)
 1941 The Big Boss
Senator Williams
 1941 Men of Boys Town
Bradford Stone
 1941 Blonde Inspiration
C. V. Hutchins
 1940 Go West
Railroad President
 1940 Gallant Sons
 1940 Hullabaloo
Mr. Arthur Jay Norton
 1940 Dulcy
Judge Paroling Henry to Dulcy (uncredited)
 1940 Sky Murder
Senator Monrose
 1940 Strike Up the Band
Mr. Morgan
 1940 Boom Town
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
Buckley Sloan
 1940 Sporting Blood
Banker Cobb
 1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
 1940 Edison, the Man
 1940 Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
Rufus Ingersoll
 1939 Birthright
 1939 ...One Third of a Nation...
Doctor (uncredited)
 1937 Annapolis Salute
Captain Brooks (uncredited)
 1925 Durand of the Bad Lands
John Boyd
 1925 White Thunder
Sheriff Richards
 1925 The Fool
 1925 Scar Hanan
Bart Hutchins
 1924 It Is the Law
Inspector Dolan
 1923 The Silent Command
Mr. Collins
 1922 The Snitching Hour
 1921/II School Days
His Guardian - the Deacon
 1921 Rainbow
Rufus Halliday
 1921 Handcuffs or Kisses
Elias Pratt
 1921 Why Girls Leave Home
Mr. Hedder
 1921 Is Life Worth Living?
 1921 A Divorce of Convenience
Senator Wakefield
 1920 Wits vs. Wits
James Marsley
 1920 The Harvest Moon
Jacques Vavin (as George A. Lessey)
 1920 The $1,000,000 Reward
James Bradley (as George A. Lessey)
 1919 Twilight
Dr. Henry Charmant
 1918 To Him That Hath
Henry Allen
 1917 Patria
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Stage Play: Remote Control. Drama. Directed and co-written by Clyde North. Co-written by Albert C. Fuller and Jack T. Nelson. 48th Street Theatre: 10 Sep 1929- Nov 1929 (closing date unknown/79 performances). Cast: Dave Abrams, Patricia Barclay, Louise Barrett, Frank Beaston, Audrey Berry, Hobart Cavanaugh, Polly Clarke, Alice Davenport, ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

George A. Lessey

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Blue-eyed silent screen actor/director with Thanhouser, Edison and Universal, educated at Dean Academy, Williston Seminary, and Amherst College. A prominent Broadway personality, spanning the years 1906 to 1947. He had served as a sergeant in the 1898 Spanish-American War with a company of Massachusetts volunteers.

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