Lucien Littlefield

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Lucien Lovell Littlefield (born August 15, 1895 in San Antonio , Texas , † June 4, 1960 in Hollywood , California ) was an American actor.

life and career

After attending a military academy, Lucien Littlefield made his debut as a stage actor at the age of 17; shortly afterwards he made his film debut. Before he even reached the voting age of 21, he had played old men in many films. One reason for this was his great versatility, which is why he was never limited to a certain role type. During the silent film era, Littlefield starred in The Cheat (1915) directed by Cecil B. DeMille and in the adventure flick The Sheikh (1921) alongside Rudolph Valentino . He had one of his most famous roles during the silent film era in the horror film Spuk im Schloß from 1927, where he impersonated a menacing doctor.

Littlefield made the transition to talkies well. He played comedic supporting roles in two comedies by Laurel and Hardy : In Men in the Chimney , he was seen as a crazy professor inventing a makeover; and in The Sons of the Desert he certifies Ollie as the treating veterinarian a "double dachshund delirium". In the 1935 comedy A Butler in America , he dismisses the butler played by Charles Laughton in the role of a snobbish nouveau riche . At the end of the 1930s, the quality of Littlefield's films noticeably deteriorated and he mostly only played supporting roles in less significant films. In the 1950s, he made guest roles in numerous American television series such as The Lone Ranger and Peter Gunn . He worked as an actor until his death and had over 280 film and television appearances between 1914 and 1961.

In 1925 he married Constance Palmer, the marriage lasted until his death at the age of 64. They had a daughter named Constance Palmer Littlefield. In addition, Lucien's younger brother Ralph Littlefield (1901-1977) was also active as an actor.

Filmography (selection)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Lucien Littlefield | Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos | AllMovie. Retrieved October 14, 2017 .
  2. ^ Ralph Littlefield at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved October 14, 2017 .