John Trent (LaVerne Brown)

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Orange, California, USA
Darkly handsome John Trent, an aviator-turned-actor-turned aviator, is best know for the "Tailspin Tommy" adventure movies back in the 1930s. While flying was a natural for him, acting was not and the actor eventually turned his back on his Hollywood career.

Born LaVerne Browne on December 5, 1906, in Orange, California, his first focus was in the legal field. Attending the University of Southern California (USC), he switched career aspirations only after completing his law studies and decided to attend the Hancock School of Aeronautics and flying school. He found steady work as a commercial pilot for TWA. Read more...


Character: Lt. Ronson

I Wanted Wings 1941