Ben Alexander Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Goldfield, Nevada, USA
Died in Hollywood, California, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NameNicholas Benton Alexander III
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Starting out as a child actor in 1915, Ben Alexander's first roles were in the films of such directors as Cecil B. DeMille and D.W. Griffith. He later graduated to juvenile leads and supporting parts in sound films, most notably in All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). When his acting career slowed down in the mid-'30s, he found a new career as a successful radio announcer. Alexander was more or less retired when producer Jack Webb picked him for the part of his detective partner in the TV series Dragnet (1951). Alexander later played another detective on Howard Duff's TV series The Felony Squad (1966).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (2)

Lesley Smith (26 February 1950 - 5 July 1969) ( his death) ( 2 children)
Elizabeth Robb (23 July 1941 - 1947) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (2)

Owned and operated the Ben Alexander Ford car dealership in Highland Park, California (northeast of Los Angeles), from c. 1953 until his death in 1969. Owned and operated the Ben Alexander Ford dealership on Portrero Avenue in San Francisco until his death.
Grandfather of Amelia Nelson.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on working with Jack Webb in Dragnet (1951)] Jack and I never memorize any of our lines. We can't because we're always working on six pictures at once. We read our lines from a teleprompter.

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