Lionel Belmore

Not to be confused with Lionel Barrymore.
Lionel Belmore

Lionel Belmore in Little Lord Fauntleroy
Born (1867-05-12)12 May 1867
Wimbledon, Surrey, England
Died 30 January 1953(1953-01-30) (aged 85)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1914–45

Lionel Belmore (12 May 1867 – 30 January 1953) was an English character actor and director on stage for more than a quarter of a century.

Life and career

Onstage, Belmore appeared with Wilson Barrett, Sir Henry Irving, William Faversham, Lily Langtry, and other famous actors. He entered in films from 1911. In total, he had some 200 titles to his film credit. He was notable as the huffy-puffy Herr Vogel the Burgomaster in Frankenstein (1931). Belmore played bit parts in several 1930s film classics. Unusually, he was a director before he became a prolific actor. He directed from 1914 to 1920, only starring in a limited number of films, until concentrating as an actor from then on.

He was the brother of the actress Daisy Belmore (Mrs. Samuel Waxman) (1874-1954) and the actor Paul Belmore.[1] His interment was at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

Partial filmography


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