Lester Orlebeck

Lester Orlebeck was an American film editor and director who worked on more than 100 films and television shows between 1935 and 1970.[1][2]

Lester Orlebeck
Lester John Orlebeke

(1907-06-26)June 26, 1907
DiedAugust 2, 1970(1970-08-02) (aged 63)
OccupationFilm editor, film director
Years active1935–1970
Spouse(s)Geraldine Wisecup


Lester was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to John Orlebeke and Mary Ellen Boyd. According to census records, his father's family was from Holland, and his mother's family hailed from Ireland. Lester moved to Los Angeles as a young man and found employment as a film editor and occasional director at Republic Studios. He helped make training films for the U.S. Air Force during World War II, during which time he was stationed in Dayton, Ohio.[3] He died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, in 1970, at the age of 63.[4]

Selected filmography


  1. "Lester Orlebeck". BFI. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  2. Phillips, Robert W. (May 1, 1995). Roy Rogers: A Biography, Radio History, Television Career Chronicle, Discography, Filmography, Comicography, Merchandising and Advertising History, Collectibles Description, Bibliography, and Index. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-89950-937-2.
  3. "Hollywood Film Expert of Sheboygan Writes of Service". The Sheboygan Press. December 9, 1942. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  4. "Lester J. Orleback". The Sheboygan Press. August 4, 1970. Retrieved December 1, 2019.

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