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Bert Lytell (February 24, 1885 – September 28, 1954), born Bertram Lyttel, was an actor in theater and film during the silent film era and early talkies. He starred in romantic, melodrama, and adventure films.

Bert Lytell
Bert Lytell.jpg
Lytell, c. 1921
Born
Bertram Lyttel

February 24, 1885
DiedSeptember 28, 1954 (aged 69)
OccupationActor
Years active1917–1953
Spouse(s)Claire Windsor
1924–1927
5th President of the Actors' Equity Association
In office
1940–1946
Preceded byArthur Byron
Succeeded byClarence Derwent

On stage he was with Marie Dressler in her 1914 Broadway play, A MIX-UP. He also had success in vaudeville in the 1920s with the one-act play The Valiant.[1]

Lytell was born in New York City. His younger brother Wilfred Lytell (1891–1954) would also become a popular stage and screen actor. Bert Lytell married the silent film actress Claire Windsor in 1925; they divorced in 1927.[2] Like many other silent screen stars, Lytell's career collapsed after the advent of talking pictures. Nevertheless, he was President (Shepherd) of the actors, club "The Lambs" from 1947 to 1952 and is listed as an "Immortal Lamb".[3]

Lytell died in New York City, aged 69. His brother Wilfred died 18 days before. He has a star at 6417 Hollywood Avenue in the Motion Picture section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (18 May 1929). Bert Lytell's Old Act A Hit As Motion Picture, Vaudeville News
  2. ^ "Claire Windsor, actress, 74, dead". New York Times. October 25, 1972. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ The Lambs website
  4. ^ "Bert Lytell". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved 19 July 2016.

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