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Biography

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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. Raised in Baltimore, he started performing in amateur productions as a teen before earning marquee value on Broadway opposite such stars as Jeanne Eagels.

Hollywood took notice of the baby-faced charmer and soon Ben was ingratiating filmgoers opposite silent film's most honored leading ladies. Read more...

Actor

Character: Monte Rutledge

Hell's Angels 1930

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Character: Robert 'Bob' Byrne

My Past 1931

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Character: 'Hap' Harrigan

The Hot Heiress 1931

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Character: Jimmy Bradford

Aloha 1931

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Character: Guy Bryson

Lady with a Past 1932

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Character: H. Joseph 'Joe' Miller

I Cover the Waterfront 1933

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Character: Her Other Half

Hi Gang! 1941

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Character: Himself

Parkinson 1971

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Character: Himself

Hollywood 1980

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Writing

Character: Her Other Half

Hi Gang! 1941

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