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Ben Lyon



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 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
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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