George Lessey


Biography

George Lessey was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Lessey began his acting career appearing in various films, such as "A Divorce of Convenience" (1921), "The Silent Command" (1923) and "Durand of the Bad Lands" (1925) with Buck Jones. He also appeared in "The Fool" (1925), "White Thunder" (1925) and "Dr. Kildare's Strange Case" (1940). He continued to work steadily i...

Biography

George Lessey was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Lessey began his acting career appearing in various films, such as "A Divorce of Convenience" (1921), "The Silent Command" (1923) and "Durand of the Bad Lands" (1925) with Buck Jones. He also appeared in "The Fool" (1925), "White Thunder" (1925) and "Dr. Kildare's Strange Case" (1940). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the forties, appearing in the Spencer Tracy biopic drama "Edison, the Man" (1940), the drama "Sky Murder" (1940) with Walter Pidgeon and the comedy "Go West" (1940) with Groucho Marx. He also appeared in the Mickey Rooney musical comedy "Strike Up the Band" (1940). In the latter half of his career, he tackled roles in the Henry Fonda dramatic comedy "Rings on Her Fingers" (1942), "The Pride of the Yankees" (1942) and "Old Acquaintance" (1943). He also appeared in the Marsha Hunt drama "None Shall Escape" (1944) and the Sidney Toler mystery "Charlie Chan in the Secret Service" (1944). Lessey more recently acted in the musical "Sweet and Low Down" (1944) with Benny Goodman. Lessey passed away in June 1947 at the age of 68.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The $1,000,000 Reward (1920)
Director
Cap'n Eri (1915)
Director
The Suburban (1915)
Director
An Oriental Romance (1915)
Director
Witness to the Will (1914)
Director
The Chronicles of Cleek (1914)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Eadie Was a Lady (1945)
Reverend Ames
Wilson (1945)
Senator
Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (1944)
Slade
Cover Girl (1944)
Minister
Sweet and Low-Down (1944)
Norman Wilson
None Shall Escape (1944)
Presiding judge
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
Henry H. Rogers
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944)
Judge
Bride by Mistake (1944)
Executive
Buffalo Bill (1944)
Schyler Vandevere
Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout (1944)
Comissioner Towers
Dixie Dugan (1943)
Senator Ira Patterson
The Pride of the Yankees (1943)
Mayor of New Rochelle
Someone to Remember (1943)
College trustee
Mission to Moscow (1943)
Friend of Davies
What a Woman! (1943)
Senator
Old Acquaintance (1943)
Dean
Pistol Packin' Mama (1943)
Mr. Burton
The Gay Sisters (1942)
Judge Barrows
Laugh Your Blues Away (1942)
Mr. Westerly
Roxie Hart (1942)
Judge [Canton]
Meet the Stewarts (1942)
Wallace
Girl Trouble (1942)
Morgan
Thru Different Eyes (1942)
Governor Jamison
The Postman Didn't Ring (1942)
Governor Marvin Winthrop
Born to Sing (1942)
Mr. Lawson
Now, Voyager (1942)
Uncle Herbert
Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
Fenwick, Sr.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
Mr. Keats
We Go Fast (1941)
J. P. Hempstead
The Big Boss (1941)
Senator Williams
It Started with Eve (1941)
Johnson
Adventure in Washington (1941)
Vice-president
You Belong to Me (1941)
Marshall
Men of Boys Town (1941)
Bradford Stone
Sweetheart of the Campus (1941)
Dr. Hale
Moon Over Miami (1941)
William Bolton
Blonde Inspiration (1941)
C. V. Hutchins
The Golden Fleecing (1940)
Buckley Sloan
Sky Murder (1940)
Senator Monrose
Dulcy (1940)
Judge
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940)
Rufus Ingersoll
Edison, the Man (1940)
Toastmaster
Boom Town (1940)
Judge
Hullabaloo (1940)
Arthur Jay Norton
Gallant Sons (1940)
Judge
Strike Up the Band (1940)
Mr. Morgan
Sporting Blood (1940)
Banker Cobb
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)
Underwood
Go West (1940)
Railroad president
Birthright (1938)
The Fool (1925)
Goodkind
Scar Hanan (1925)
Bart Hutchins
Durand of the Bad Lands (1925)
John Boyd
White Thunder (1925)
Sheriff Richards
It Is the Law (1924)
Inspector Dolan
The Silent Command (1923)
Mr. Collins
The Snitching Hour (1922)
Larry
Handcuffs or Kisses (1921)
Elias Pratt
Rainbow (1921)
Rufus Halliday
School Days (1921)
His Guardian, the Deacon
A Divorce of Convenience (1921)
Senator Wakefield
Is Life Worth Living? (1921)
Lawyer
Why Girls Leave Home (1921)
Mr. Hedder
Wits Vs. Wits (1920)
James Marsley
The $1,000,000 Reward (1920)
Twilight (1919)
Dr. Henry Charmant
To Him That Hath (1918)
Henry Allen
The Passer-By (1912)

Cast (Short)

Forbidden Passage (1941)
Coffins on Wheels (1941)
Narrator
Good Bad Boys (1940)
Hollywood: Style Center of the World (1940)
Soak the Old (1940)
How to Eat (1939)

Life Events

Bibliography