Edward LeSaint

Edward LeSaint (December 13, 1870 – September 10, 1940) was an American stage and film actor and director whose career began in the silent era. He acted in over 300 films and directed more than 90. He was sometimes credited as Edward J. Le Saint.[1]

Edward LeSaint
From a 1920 magazine ad
Born(1870-12-13)December 13, 1870
DiedSeptember 10, 1940(1940-09-10) (aged 69)
Resting placeHollywood Forever Cemetery
OccupationActor, director
Spouse(s)Stella LeSaint

Early years

LeSaint was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, of French ancestry. His schooling also was in Cincinnati. Before venturing into entertainment, he worked in a railroad's auditing office.[2]


LeSaint started his stage career while still a child in Philadelphia. He acted with a stock theater company in Cincinnati for a couple of years, then spent 15 years acting "in most of the prominent road shows all over the states."[2]

He went on to work with the Kinemacolor company and Selig Polyscope Company in film production before he joined Universal Pictures.[2]

Personal life and death

He married Stella LeSaint on December 25, 1913 and remained with her until his death on September 10, 1940.

Selected filmography

As actor

As director


  1. Edward J. Le Saint at IBDB
  2. "Keenan, LeSaint And Kyne". Muskogee Times-Democrat. Oklahoma, Muskogee. November 13, 1915. p. 7. Retrieved June 14, 2017 via Newspapers.com.

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