Ben Lyon

Ben Lyon

  • Highest Rated: 86% Night Nurse (1931)
  • Lowest Rated: 76% Hell's Angels (1930)
  • Birthday: Feb 6, 1901
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • He made his stage debut at age 17 and appeared in a film the following year. He later starred in many Hollywood silents and early talkies; in Howard Hughes' Hell's Angels (1930), he piloted his own plane and shot some of the airborne scenes. Lyon married actress Bebe Daniels in 1930, and in the late '30s the two of them moved to England; there they became popular in vaudeville and on radio, and also appeared in a few films. During World War Two he was a pilot with the British Royal Air Force. After the War he was an executive talent director for Fox; later he headed his own London-based talent agency. According to some sources, he discovered Marilyn Monroe and gave her her screen name. After his wife died in 1971, he married actress Marian Nixon, one of his former costars, and they moved back to the U.S. In 1977 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his World War Two record. He was the father of actor Richard Lyon.

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No Score Yet Hat Check Girl Actor 2014
No Score Yet By Whose Hand? Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Dark Tower Phil Danton 1943
No Score Yet Hi, Gang! Her Other Half 1941
No Score Yet Mad About Money Roy Harley 1937
No Score Yet Down to the Sea Steve Londos 1936
No Score Yet Crimson Romance Bob Wilson 1934
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice Steven 'Steve' Brewster 1934
No Score Yet I Cover the Waterfront H. Joseph 'Joe' Miller 1933
No Score Yet The Crooked Circle Brand Osborne 1932
No Score Yet Week-Ends Only Jack Williams 1932
No Score Yet The Big Timer Cooky Bradford 1932
No Score Yet Lady with a Past Guy Bryson 1932
No Score Yet Hat Check Girl Buster Collins 1932
No Score Yet Her Majesty, Love Fred Von Wellingen 1931
86% Night Nurse Morlie 1931
No Score Yet Indiscreet Tony Blake 1931
No Score Yet The Stolen Jools Actor 1931
No Score Yet My Past Robert 'Bob' Byrne 1931
76% Hell's Angels Monte Rutledge 1930
No Score Yet A Soldier's Plaything Georgie Wilson 1930
No Score Yet Open Your Eyes Actor 1919


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