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Jack Luden (Jacob Benson Luden)

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Biography

Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Jack Luden's story is one of the saddest in Hollywood. He was born as Jacob Benson Luden in Reading, Pennsylvania, with a silver spoon in his mouth; his uncle was the millionaire founder of Luden's Cough Drops and he attended the finest schools on the east coast. But he was restless, possessing an impulsive rebellious streak and opted for an acting career. Against enormous odds, he won a contest to attend the Paramount Pictures' School of Acting on Long Island, New York in 1925 where he stood in good stead with classmates Thelma Todd and future all-American star, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Lieutenant Barker

Young Eagles 1930

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Character: Bill's Architect Co-Worker

Ann Carver's Profession 1933

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Character: Constable Douglas

North West Mounted Police 1940

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Character: Southern Gentleman at Tea

Reap the Wild Wind 1942

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Character: Spectator Announcing Girl's Death

My Favorite Blonde 1942

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Character: Merchant Marine Officer

Corvette K-225 1943

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Character: Lieutenant Victor Carson

Bordertown Trail 1944

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Character: Naval Air Captain

They Were Expendable 1945

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Character: Holland House Hotel Clerk

Street of Chance 1930

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