Biography

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Leslie Fenton (12 March 1902 – 25 March 1978) was an English-born American actor and film director. He appeared in 62 films between 1923 and 1945.

Fenton was born on 12 March 1902 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He moved to America with his mother, Elizabeth Carter, and his brothers when he was six years old. They sailed as steerage passengers on board the R.M.S. Celtic.

As a teenager, Leslie worked as an office clerk. He moved to New York and began a career on the stage. His film career began later with Fox Studios. He also directed 19 films between 1938 and 1951.

He married American actress Ann Dvorak in 1932. Dvorak (Anna May McKim) moved to Britain with Fenton while he served in the British armed forces during the Second World War. The union was childless and ended in divorce in 1945.

Fenton died 25 March 1978 in Montecito, California, aged 76. Some sources, including IMDb, incorrectly cite Frank Fenton, the noted screenwriter and novelist, as his younger brother. Frank Fenton's parents were actually John Fenton and Eveline Edgington (married Liverpool, 1900), as evidenced by the ship's manifest for the RMS Caronia (page 0817, line 0008), aboard which Frank Fenton arrived in the US on 21 April 1906.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Leslie Fenton (12 March 1902 – 25 March 1978) was an English-born American actor and film director. He appeared in 62 films between 1923 and 1945.

Fenton was born on 12 March 1902 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He moved to America with his mother, Elizabeth Carter, and his brothers when he was six years old. They sailed as steerage passengers on board the R.M.S. Celtic.

As a teenager, Leslie worked as an office clerk. He moved to New York and began a career on the stage. His film career began later with Fox Studios. He also directed 19 films between 1938 and 1951.

He married American actress Ann Dvorak in 1932. Dvorak (Anna May McKim) moved to Britain with Fenton while he served in the British armed forces during the Second World War. The union was childless and ended in divorce in 1945.

Fenton died 25 March 1978 in Montecito, California, aged 76. Some sources, including IMDb, incorrectly cite Frank Fenton, the noted screenwriter and novelist, as his younger brother. Frank Fenton's parents were actually John Fenton and Eveline Edgington (married Liverpool, 1900), as evidenced by the ship's manifest for the RMS Caronia (page 0817, line 0008), aboard which Frank Fenton arrived in the US on 21 April 1906.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1902-03-12

Day of Death 1978-03-25

Place of Birth Liverpool, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1938 Boys Town as Dan Farrow
1938 Captain Kidd's Treasure as Narrator (uncredited)
1937 Soak the Poor as Nick Garvey
1937 China Passage as Anthony Durand
1936 The House of Secrets as Barry Wilding
1936 The Longest Night as Carl Briggs
1936 Sworn Enemy as Steve Sherman
1936 Two In The Dark as Stuart Eldredge
1935 White Lies as Dan Oliver
1935 East of Java as Captain Wong Bo
1935 Men Without Names as Monk
1935 Chinatown Squad as Su Quong
1935 Stolen Harmony as Joe Harris
1935 Star of Midnight as Tim Winthrop
1935 The Casino Murder Case as Dr. Kane
1934 Marie Galante as General Saki Tenoki
1934 Fugitive Road as Frank Riker
1934 Take the Stand as Hugh Halliburton
1934 I Believed in You as Russell Storm
1933 Lady Killer as Duke
1933 Night Flight as Jules' Radio Operator / Co-Pilot
1933 F.P.1 as Capt. B.E. Droste
1932 Thunder Below as Webb
1932 The Strange Love of Molly Louvain as Nick 'Nicky' Grant
1932 The Famous Ferguson Case as Perrin
1932 The Hatchet Man as Harry En Hai
1931 The Guilty Generation as Joe Palmero
1931 The Pagan Lady as Gerald 'Gerry' Willis
1931 Murder at Midnight as Walter Grayson
1931 Kick In as Charlie
1931 The Public Enemy as Samuel 'Nails' Nathan
1931 The Man Who Came Back as Baron le Duc
1929 The Last Performance as Buffo
1929 Woman Trap as Eddie Evans
1929 Paris Bound as Richard Parrish
1929 Broadway as 'Scar' Edwards
1929 The Man I Love as Carlo Vesper
1929 A Dangerous Woman as Peter Allerton
1929 The Office Scandal as Andrew 'Andy' Corbin
1928 The First Kiss as Carol Talbot
1928 The Showdown as Kilgore Shelton
1926 The Shamrock Handicap as Neil Ross
1926 Sandy
1926 The Road to Glory as David Hale
1925 Lazybones as Dick Ritchie

Directing

1951 The Redhead and The Cowboy Director
1949 Streets of Laredo Director
1948 Whispering Smith Director
1948 Lulu Belle Director
1948 Saigon Director
1948 On Our Merry Way Director
1945 Pardon My Past Director
1944 Tomorrow, the World! Director
1941 The Saint's Vacation Director
1940 The Golden Fleecing Director
1940 The Man from Dakota Director
1939 Stronger Than Desire Director
1939 Tell No Tales Director
1938 A Criminal is Born Director
1938 The Forgotten Step Director
1938 Miracle Money Director
1938 Captain Kidd's Treasure Director

Production

1945 Pardon My Past Producer

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