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Elgin Lessley (1883–1944)

Elgin Lessley was born on January 10, 1883 in Higbee, Missouri, USA. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Sherlock Jr. (1924), The Cameraman (1928) and Seven Chances (1925). He was married to Blanche Olmstead and Blanche May Olmstead Schultz Maxwell (her 3rd marriage). He died on February 8, 1944 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Sherlock Jr.
Sherlock Jr. Cinematographer
The Cameraman
The Cameraman Cinematographer
Seven Chances
Seven Chances Cinematographer
Our Hospitality
Our Hospitality Cinematographer


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 1928 The Cameraman (photographed by)
 1928 The Chaser
 1927 Long Pants
 1926 The Strong Man (photographed by)
 1926 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (uncredited)
 1925 Go West (photography)
 1925 Seven Chances (photography)
 1924 The Navigator (photography)
 1924 Sherlock Jr. (photography)
 1923 Our Hospitality (photography)
 1923 Three Ages (photographed by)
 1923 The Love Nest (Short)
 1923 The Balloonatic (Short) (uncredited)
 1922 Daydreams (Short) (uncredited)
 1922 The Electric House (Short) (uncredited)
 1922 The Frozen North (Short)
 1922 The Blacksmith (Short) (uncredited)
 1922 My Wife's Relations (Short) (uncredited)
 1922 Cops (Short) (uncredited)
 1922 The Paleface (Short) (uncredited)
 1921 The Boat (Short) (uncredited)
 1921 The Play House (Short) (uncredited)
 1921 The Goat (Short)
 1921 The 'High Sign' (Short) (uncredited)
 1921 Hard Luck (Short)
 1921 The Haunted House (Short)
 1920 Neighbors (Short)
 1920 The Scarecrow (Short) (uncredited)
 1920 Convict 13 (Short)
 1920 One Week (Short) (uncredited)
 1920 The Garage (Short)
 1919 The Hayseed (Short)
 1919 Back Stage (Short)
 1918 Irish Eyes (as Elgin Leslie)
 1918 The Atom
 1918 Daughter Angele (as Elgin Lessly)
 1918 Alias Mary Brown (as Elgin Leslie)
 1918 Marked Cards (as Elgin Leslie)
 1918 High Stakes
 1918 Her Decision
 1918 The Bell Boy (Short)
 1917 A Phantom Husband (as Elgin Lesly)
 1917 A Clever Dummy (Short)
 1917 Dangers of a Bride (Short)
 1917 A Royal Rogue (Short)
 1917 A Laundry Clean-Up (Short)
 1917 His Criminal Career (Short)
 1917 A Winning Loser (Short)
 1917 A Self-Made Hero (Short)
 1917 The Stone Age (Short)
 1917 The Grab Bag Bride (Short)
 1916 The Waiters' Ball (Short) (photographed by)
 1916/I He Did and He Didn't (Short) (uncredited)
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Though Lessley died in 1944, there was no permanent marker on his grave until the Damfinos (International Buster Keaton Society) purchased one in 2001. See more »

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