Lester Allen

Lester Allen (November 17, 1891 – November 6, 1949) was a screen, stage, vaudeville, circus actor, and film director. In vaudeville, he appeared in a double act with Nellie Breen and also emceed at the Palace Theatre.[1]

Lester Allen
Born(1891-11-17)November 17, 1891
DiedNovember 6, 1949(1949-11-06) (aged 57)
Years active1929–1949


Allen was struck and killed while crossing Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley.


Year Title Role Notes
1930Leave It to LesterLester Aloysius Sebastian Brown
1941The Devil CommandsDr. Van DenUncredited
1941UndergroundHerr KrantzUncredited
1943The Heat's OnMouse Beller
1943Klondike KateDuster Dan
1944Irish Eyes Are SmilingHemingUncredited
1945The Great FlamarionTony
1945The Dolly SistersMorrie KenoUncredited
1946The Dark MirrorGeorge Benson
1947Fun on a WeekendHot Dog Vendor
1948The PirateUncle Capucho
1948That Lady in ErmineJesterUncredited
1948Crime on Their HandsRuntyShort
1949Ma and Pa KettleGeoduck
1950Ma and Pa Kettle Go to TownGeoduckUncredited
1950Johnny One-EyeDesigner-Choreographer
1950Love That BruteAl Allen, Theatrical ProducerUncredited, (final film role)


  1. Laurie, Joe, Jr. Vaudeville: From the Honky-tonks to the Palace. New York: Henry Holt, 1953. p. 230, 489.

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