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Ben Alexander (Nicholas Benton Alexander III)

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Biography

Goldfield, Nevada, USA
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). Read more...

Actor

Character: Bill Latimer

Boy of Mine 1923

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Character: Nicholas 'Nick' Crosby

Are These Our Children 1931

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Character: Geoffrey Weston

High Pressure 1932

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Character: Evelyn's Friend

The Wet Parade 1932

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Character: Jimmy's College Friend

The Strange Love of Molly Louvain 1932

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Character: Francis Nolan

Stage Mother 1933

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Character: Barry Preston

The Life of Vergie Winters 1934

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Character: Evans - a Bandleader

Shall We Dance 1937

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Character: Larry Weldon

Mr. Doodle Kicks Off 1938

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Character: Himself - Actor

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Sgt. Frank Smith from Dragnet

Pioneers of Television 2008

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