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Leslie Fenton

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.

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Mar 12, 1902 In Liverpool, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Lazybones 1925-11-06
Latest Project:
Movie Boys Town 1938-09-08
Known For
Poster of Boys Town
Poster of The Guilty Generation
Poster of The Man I Love
Poster of The Office Scandal
Movie Boys Town Dan Farrow 1938-09-08
Movie Captain Kidd's Treasure Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1938-01-22
Movie China Passage Anthony Durand 1937-03-12
Movie Soak the Poor Nick Garvey 1937-08-21
Movie Two in the Dark Stuart Eldredge 1936-01-10
Movie Sworn Enemy Steve Sherman 1936-09-11
Movie The Longest Night Carl Briggs 1936-10-02
Movie The House of Secrets Barry Wilding 1936-10-28
Movie Star of Midnight Tim Winthrop 1935-04-19
Movie The Casino Murder Case Dr. Kane 1935-03-15
Movie Stolen Harmony Joe Harris (uncredited) 1935-04-20
Movie Chinatown Squad Su Quong 1935-05-31
Movie White Lies Dan Oliver 1935-12-27
Movie East of Java Captain Wong Bo 1935-12-01
Movie Men Without Names Monk 1935-06-29
Movie I Believed in You Russell Storm 1934-04-09
Movie Take the Stand Hugh Halliburton 1934-08-07
Movie Marie Galante General Saki Tenoki 1934-10-25
Movie Fugitive Road Frank Riker 1934-08-22
Movie F.P.1 Capt. B.E. Droste 1933-04-02
Movie Lady Killer Duke 1933-12-09
Movie Night Flight Jules' Radio Operator / Co-Pilot 1933-10-06
Movie The Famous Ferguson Case Perrin 1932-04-19
Movie The Hatchet Man Harry En Hai 1932-02-06
Movie The Strange Love of Molly Louvain Nick 'Nicky' Grant 1932-05-28
Movie Thunder Below Webb 1932-06-17
Movie The Man Who Came Back Baron le Duc 1931-01-11
Movie The Public Enemy Samuel 'Nails' Nathan 1931-04-23
Movie Kick In Charlie 1931-05-22
Movie The Guilty Generation Joe Palmero 1931-11-19
Movie The Pagan Lady Gerald 'Gerry' Willis 1931-09-07
Movie Murder at Midnight Walter Grayson 1931-09-01
Movie A Dangerous Woman Peter Allerton 1929-05-16
Movie The Office Scandal Andrew 'Andy' Corbin 1929-03-03
Movie Broadway 'Scar' Edwards 1929-05-27
Movie The Man I Love Carlo Vesper 1929-05-25
Movie Paris Bound Richard Parrish 1929-08-03
Movie Dynamite Young 'Vulture' 1929-12-13
Movie The Last Performance Buffo 1929-10-13
Movie Woman Trap Eddie Evans 1929-09-28
Movie The Showdown Kilgore Shelton 1928-02-25
Movie The Gateway of the Moon Jim Mortlake 1928-01-01
Movie The Drag Net Shakespeare 1928-05-01
Movie The First Kiss Carol Talbot 1928-08-17
Movie The Road to Glory David Hale 1926-02-07
Movie Sandy Unknown 1926-04-10
Movie The Shamrock Handicap Neil Ross 1926-05-02
Movie Black Paradise James Callahan 1926-05-30
Movie Lazybones Dick Ritchie 1925-11-06
Movie The Ancient Mariner Joe Barlow 1925-12-27
Movie East Lynne Unknown 1925-11-23