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George Lessey (1875–1947)

George Lessey was born on June 8, 1875 in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA as George Alanson Lessey. He was an actor and director, known for The Corsican Brothers (1915), The Evil Dead (1922) and His Own Story (1916). He was married to May Abbey. He died on June 3, 1947 in Westbrook, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Evil Dead Director
His Own Story Director
Cap'n Eri Director


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 1946 The Missing Lady
James Douglas (uncredited)
 1946 One More Tomorrow
Men's Club Member (uncredited)
 1945 Eadie Was a Lady
Rev. Ames (uncredited)
 1944 Sweet and Low-Down
Norman Wilson (uncredited)
 1944 Wilson
Senator (uncredited)
 1944 Bride by Mistake
Business Man (uncredited)
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
Judge (uncredited)
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Henry H. Rogers (uncredited)
 1944 Buffalo Bill
Mr. Schyler Vandervere
 1944 Cover Girl
Minister (uncredited)
 1944 Charlie Chan in the Secret Service
Slade (uncredited)
 1944 None Shall Escape
Presiding Judge
 1944 Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout
Commissioner Towers (uncredited)
 1943 What a Woman!
Senator Hendricks (uncredited)
 1943 Pistol Packin' Mama
Mr. Burton
 1943 Someone to Remember
College Trustee (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Bill - Well-wisher (uncredited)
 1943 Dixie Dugan
Sen. Patterson
 1943 The Crystal Ball
Judge (uncredited)
 1942 Laugh Your Blues Away
Mr. Westerly
 1942 Now, Voyager
Uncle Herbert (uncredited)
 1942 Girl Trouble
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Judge Barrows
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Mayor of New Rochelle
 1942 The Postman Didn't Ring
Governor Marvin Winthrop (uncredited)
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers
Fenwick Sr.
 1942 Roxie Hart
Judge Cannon
 1942 Born to Sing
Mr. Lawson (uncredited)
 1941 You Belong to Me
Marshall (uncredited)
 1941 It Started with Eve
Johnson - Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1941 We Go Fast
J.P. Hempstead
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Mr. Keats
 1941 Sweetheart of the Campus
Dr. Hale
 1941 Moon Over Miami
William Boulton
 1941 Coffins on Wheels (Short)
Narrator (uncredited)
 1941 Adventure in Washington
Vice-President (uncredited)
 1941 The Big Boss
Senator Williams
 1941 Men of Boys Town
Bradford Stone
 1941 Forbidden Passage (Short)
American Consul in Lisbon
 1941 Blonde Inspiration
C. V. Hutchins
 1940 Go West
Railroad President
 1940 Gallant Sons
 1940 Hullabaloo
Mr. Arthur Jay Norton
 1940 Dulcy
Judge Paroling Henry to Dulcy (uncredited)
 1940 Sky Murder
Senator Monrose
 1940 Strike Up the Band
Mr. Morgan
 1940 Good Bad Boys (Short)
Judge Kincaid
 1940 Boom Town
 1940 Soak the Old (Short)
William Bowen, Narrator
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
Buckley Sloan
 1940 Sporting Blood
Banker Cobb
 1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
 1940 Edison, the Man
 1940 Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
Rufus Ingersoll
 1939 Birthright
 1939 How to Eat (Short)
Toastmaster at Dinner (uncredited)
 1939 ...One Third of a Nation...
Doctor (uncredited)
 1938 The Miss They Missed (Short)
 1937 Bashful Ballerina (Short)
 1937 Annapolis Salute
Captain Brooks (uncredited)
 1925 Durand of the Bad Lands
John Boyd
 1925 White Thunder
Sheriff Richards
 1925 The Fool
 1925 Scar Hanan
Bart Hutchins
 1924 It Is the Law
Inspector Dolan
 1923 The Silent Command
Mr. Collins
 1922 The Snitching Hour
 1921/II School Days
His Guardian - the Deacon
 1921 Rainbow
Rufus Halliday
 1921 Handcuffs or Kisses
Elias Pratt
 1921 Why Girls Leave Home
Mr. Hedder
 1921 Is Life Worth Living?
 1921 A Divorce of Convenience
Senator Wakefield
 1920 Wits vs. Wits
James Marsley
 1920 The Harvest Moon
Jacques Vavin (as George A. Lessey)
 1920 The $1,000,000 Reward
James Bradley (as George A. Lessey)
 1919 Twilight
Dr. Henry Charmant
 1918 To Him That Hath
Henry Allen
 1917 Patria
 1915 At the Banquet Table (Short) (as George A. Lessey)
 1913 The Governess (Short)
William Crane
 1913 Sally's Romance (Short)
The Artist
 1913 The Ambassador's Daughter (Short)
Richard Farnsworth
 1913 The Mountaineers (Short)
 1913 Leonie (Short)
Hyde - 2nd Artist
 1913 At Bear Track Gulch (Short)
Jack Turner
 1913 It Is Never Too Late to Mend (Short)
Government Official
 1913 The Running Away of Doris (Short)
The Reverend Robert
 1912 For Her (Short)
Roberts - the Private Detective
 1912 His Mother's Hope (Short)
The Father
 1912 A Dollar Saved Is a Dollar Earned (Short)
William Lester - the Manager
 1912 Hope, a Red Cross Seal Story (Short)
John Harvey
 1912 Romance of the Rails (Short)
Frank Denning
 1912 The New Member of the Life Saving Crew (Short)
George Thompson
 1912 At the Masquerade Ball (Short)
Jack Van Rensellaer
 1912 A Soldier's Duty (Short)
Commanding General
 1912 A Fresh Air Romance (Short)
Young Doctor Fogg
 1912 Under False Colors (Short)
Jack Brookfield
 1912 Hearts and Diamonds (Short)
James Black
 1912 The Governor (Short)
John Meade - the Retiring Governor
 1912 The Dam Builder (Short)
Jack Marley
 1912 The Harbinger of Peace (Short)
Dick Andrews - the Son
 1912 The Sketch with the Thumb Print (Short)
The City Editor
 1912 The Little Artist of the Market (Short)
The American Architect
 1912 The Workman's Lesson (Short)
Bokko - Liseben's Sweetheart
 1912 The Little Bride of Heaven (Short)
The Priest
 1912 The Passer-By (Short)
Hamilton Crawford Jr. - The Bridegroom
 1912 A Man in the Making (Short)
1st Officer of the Y.M.C.A.
 1912 Martin Chuzzlewit (Short)
Young Martin Chuzzlewit
 1912 The Man Who Made Good (Short)
The Thief
 1912/II The High Cost of Living (Short)
Tracy - Mildred's Sweetheart
 1912 Jim's Wife (Short)
 1912 A Western Prince Charming (Short)
Prince Charming
 1912 The Sunset Gun (Short)
The Village Minister
 1912 Their Hero (Short)
Jarvis - the Football Hero
 1912 A Romance of the Ice Fields (Short)
Dan Wilson
 1912 The Bank President's Son (Short)
Jack - The Bank President's Son
 1912 The Guilty Party (Short)
Big Bill
 1912 The Boss of Lumber Camp Number Four (Short)
Robert Foster - the Boss
 1912 Rowdy and His New Pal (Short)
Bob's Father
 1912 The Mine on the Yukon (Short)
Bill Jones
 1912 How Washington Crossed the Delaware (Short)
An Officer
 1912 The Heir Apparent (Short)
Prince Rudolph aka Rudolph Kohler
 1912 Tony's Oath of Vengeance (Short)
P.J. Nolan
 1912/II The Nurse (Short)
Tom Hardy
 1912 The Corsican Brothers (Short)
Louis and Fabien - The Corsican Brothers
 1912 Mother and Daughters (Short)
 1911 Romeo and Juliet (Short)
 1911/II The Declaration of Independence (Short)
John Hancock
 1910 From Tyranny to Liberty (Short)
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Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Her Man of Wax (1933). Comedy. See more »

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Alternate Names:

George A. Lessey

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Blue-eyed silent screen actor/director with Thanhouser, Edison and Universal, educated at Dean Academy, Williston Seminary, and Amherst College. A prominent Broadway personality, spanning the years 1906 to 1947. He had served as a sergeant in the 1898 Spanish-American War with a company of Massachusetts volunteers.

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