Who's News (NBC Radio syndication) Benton chats with George Romilly on this transcribed series. 5 minutes.
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[on his friendship with director Rex Ingram
] One time Rex got it into his head that I might be made into an actor and gave me a part in a barroom scene with Paddy Sullivan
and Jimmy Kelly and a lot of the other pugs of those days who put on the fights for the movies. When that picture came out, it went into theaters in Missouri and some friends of my father saw it, recognized me, and told him ...
Benton worked in the film industry circa 1916-1917 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. He was hired by former roommate Rex Ingram
to provide scenic research, set design and painted backgrounds.