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Ben Lyon (I) (1901–1979)

Ben Lyon was your average boyish, easy-going, highly appealing film personality of the Depression-era 1930s. Although he never rose above second-tier stardom, he would enjoy enduring success both here and in England. Born Ben Lyon, Jr. in Atlanta, Georgia, the future singer/actor was the son of a pianist-turned-businessman and youngest of four. ... See full bio »

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Night Nurse
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 1955 The Lyons Abroad
 1942 This Was Paris
Butch, Sydney Chronicle Reporter
 1941 Hi Gang!
Her Other Half
 1940 Confidential Lady
Jim Brent
 1939 Who Is Guilty?
Bernard Froy
 1938/II Stardust
Roy Harley
 1936 Treachery on the High Seas
Johnny Hammond
 1936 Down to the Sea
Steve Londos
 1935 Navy Wife
Dr. Peter Milford
 1935 Together We Live
 1934 I Spy
Wally Sawyer
 1933 The Women in His Life
Roger McKane
 1932 Hat Check Girl
Buster Collins
 1932 The Crooked Circle
Brand Osborne
 1932 The Big Timer
Cooky Bradford
 1932 Lady with a Past
Guy Bryson
 1931 Compromised
Sidney Brock
 1931 Her Majesty, Love
Fred von Wellingen
 1931 Bought!
Nick Amory
 1931 Night Nurse
 1931 West of the Rockies
 1931 My Past
Robert 'Bob' Byrne
 1931 Aloha
Jimmy Bradford
 1931 Misbehaving Ladies
Phil Hunter
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Ben Lyon
 1930 A Soldier's Plaything
 1930 What Men Want
Kendall James
 1930 Alias French Gertie
Jimmy Hartigan
 1930 Lummox
Rollo Farley
 1929 The Quitter
Neal Abbott
 1929 The Air Legion
 1927 Dancing Vienna
Jonny Conzaga
 1927 For the Love of Mike
 1927 Dance Magic
Leach Norcutt
 1927 The Tender Hour
Wally McKenzie
 1927 High Hat
 1927 The Perfect Sap
Herbert Alden
 1926 Prince of Tempters
 1926 The Great Deception
Cyril Mansfield
 1926 The Savage
Danny Terry
 1926 The Reckless Lady
Ralph Hilliwe
 1925 Bluebeard's Seven Wives
John Hart / Don Juan Hartez
 1925 The New Commandment
Billy Morrow
 1925 The Pace That Thrills
Danny Wade
 1925 Winds of Chance
Pierce Phillips
 1925 The Necessary Evil
Frank Jerome
 1925 One Way Street
Bobby Austin
 1924 Wages of Virtue
 1924 Lily of the Dust
Lt. Prell
 1924 Wine of Youth
Lynn Talbot
 1924 The White Moth
Douglas Morley
 1924 Painted People
Don Lane
 1923 Flaming Youth
Monty Standish
 1923 Potash and Perlmutter
Boris Andrieff
 1923 The Custard Cup
Dick Chase
 1921 The Heart of Maryland
Bob Telfair
 1919 Open Your Eyes
Harold Connors
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A few years before his death, Ben Lyon was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in a ceremony at the British Consulate in Los Angeles. See more »

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