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Lou Tellegen (1881–1934)

Born in the Netherlands of Greek/Dutch descent, Lou Tellegen (born Isidor Van Dameler) was a marvelously handsome man whose life was temptestuous. Having something of a wandering pair of feet, he journeyed through Europe during his youth, doing odd jobs like prize fighting, driving a cab in Brussels, and joining a Berlin circus as a trapeze artist... See full bio »

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 1935 Together We Live
 1934 Caravane (uncredited)
 1931 Enemies of the Law
Eddie Swan
 1927 Married Alive
James Duxbury
 1927 The Princess from Hoboken
Prince Anton Balakrieff
 1927 Stage Madness
Pieerre Doumier
 1926 Womanpower
The Broker
 1926 The Little Firebrand
Harley Norcross
 1926 Siberia
Egor Kaplan
 1926 The Outsider
Anton Ragatzy
 1925 Borrowed Finery
 1925 With This Ring
Rufus Van Buren
 1925 Parisian Love
Pierre Marcel
 1925 The Sporting Chance
Darrell Thornton
 1925 After Business Hours
John King
 1925 Parisian Nights
 1925 The Verdict
Victor Ronsard
 1925 Fair Play
Bruce Elliot
 1925 The Redeeming Sin
 1924 Greater Than Marriage
John Masters
 1924 Those Who Judge
John Dawson
 1924 The Breath of Scandal
Charles Hale
 1924 Single Wives
Martin Prayle
 1924 Between Friends
David Drene
 1924 Let Not Man Put Asunder
Dick Lechmere
 1919 Flame of the Desert
Sheik Essad
 1919 The World and Its Woman
Prince Michael Orbeliana
 1917 The Long Trail
Andre Dubois
 1917 The Black Wolf
The Black Wolf
 1916 The Victoria Cross
Maj Ralph Seton
 1916 The Victory of Conscience
Louis, Count De Tavannes
 1915 The Unknown
Richard Farquhar
 1915 The Explorer
Alec McKenzie (as Lou-Tellegen)
 1913 Adrienne Lecouvreur (Short)
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Stage Play: Taking Chances. Written by Paul Frank and Siegfried Geyer. Translated by J.H. Benrimo and Morgan. 39th Street Theatre: 17 Mar 1915- May 1915 (closing date unknown/85 performances). Cast: Harry J. Ashford, Lionel Bevans, Lucile Blair, Mariela Bornefeld, Louise Conti, Elwyn Eaton, Carl Freybe, John Hamilton, Winifred Harris, ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lou-Tellegen | Lon Tillegin

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Tellegen suffered severe burns when he fell asleep with a lighted cigarette in his Atlantic City hotel on Christmas Day, 1929. He underwent extensive plastic surgery in 1931. See more »

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