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Lester Allen was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Allen kickstarted his acting career in various films such as the Mae West musical comedy "The Heat's on" (1943), "The Dolly Sisters" (1945) and "The Great Flamarion" (1945) with Erich von Stroheim. He also appeared in the mystery "The Dark Mirror" (1946) with Olivia de Havilland. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the forties and the seventies, appearing in "Fun on a Weekend" (1947), the Judy Garland adaptation "The Pirate" (1948) and "Ma and Pa Kettle" (1949). Allen also created music for the documentary "Diaries, Notes & Sketches - Volume 1, Reels 1-6: Lost Lost Lost" (1975) with Adolfas Mekas. Allen's music was also featured in the Jessica Tandy blockbuster dramatic adaptation "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), the dramatic adaptation "The Cemetery Club" (1993) with Ellen Burstyn and the Diane Lane dramedy "A Walk on the Moon" (1999). His music was also featured in the Mercedes Ruehl drama "The Amati Girls" (2001). Allen's music was most recently featured in "Hitchcock" (2012) with Anthony Hopkins.

Lester Allen was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Allen kickstarted his acting career in various films such as the Mae West musical comedy "The Heat's on" (1943), "The Dolly Sisters" (1945) and "The Great Flamarion" (1945) with Erich von Stroheim. He also appeared in the mystery "The Dark Mirror" (1946) with Olivia de Havilland. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the forties and the seventies, appearing in "Fun on a Weekend" (1947), the Judy Garland adaptation "The Pirate" (1948) and "Ma and Pa Kettle" (1949). Allen also created music for the documentary "Diaries, Notes & Sketches - Volume 1, Reels 1-6: Lost Lost Lost" (1975) with Adolfas Mekas. Allen's music was also featured in the Jessica Tandy blockbuster dramatic adaptation "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), the dramatic adaptation "The Cemetery Club" (1993) with Ellen Burstyn and the Diane Lane dramedy "A Walk on the Moon" (1999). His music was also featured in the Mercedes Ruehl drama "The Amati Girls" (2001). Allen's music was most recently featured in "Hitchcock" (2012) with Anthony Hopkins.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950) Indian
2.
 Love That Brute (1950) Agent
3.
 Johnny One-Eye (1950)
4.
 Ma and Pa Kettle (1949) Geoduck
5.
 The Pirate (1948) Uncle Capucho
6.
 That Lady in Ermine (1948) Jester
7.
 Fun on a Weekend (1947) Stooge at lunch counter
8.
 The Dark Mirror (1946) George Benson
9.
 The Dolly Sisters (1945) Morrie Keno
10.
 The Great Flamarion (1945) Tony
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Tony Scott ( 2006-03-13 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever

Born: November 17, 1891 Utica, NY
Died: November 6, 1949 Van Nuys, CA
Ziegfeld dancing star in 1923, Allen was later featured in George White's Scandals for six years. He also acted in vaudeville, burlesque and in the circus and performed on Broadway from 1907 to 1933 in such productions as: ‘George White's Scandals,’ ‘Earl Carroll's Vanities,’ ‘The Three Musketeers’ and ‘Shady Lady.’ He was employed at Bud Abbott’s ‘Back Stage Café’ when he was struck and killed by an automobile.

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