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Lyle Talbot

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Also Known As: Died: March 3, 1996
Born: February 8, 1902 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brainard, Nebraska, USA Profession: Cast ...


On playing character roles: "Well--it bothered me at first. I had always played leads in stock, and I couldn't understand why they didn't let me do them in pictures. Now, I don't mind anymore. I feel that I've become essentially a character actor. And as long as they keep on giving me nice meaty parts--even though they don't carry through the whole picture--I'm satisfied. As a matter of fact, I'd rather jog along this way than become one of those overnight stars whose years in pictures are numbered. I've seen too much unhappiness on this account--right here on my home lot".--Lyle Talbot, quoted in 1935 news clipping

On studio contract work in the 1930s: "They had to guarantee you a certain amount of work, but that was never a problem. We generally worked 12 hours a day, six days a week. I can remember often working on two or three pictures at a time. I rode a bicycle between sound stages, carrying two or three scripts in the front basket for pictures I was working on, and two or three in the rear basket for upcoming pictures".--Lyle Talbot, quoted in THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, 2/19/84

"I never turned down a job. Not one. Ever".--Lyle Talbot, quoted in THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, 2/19/84

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