Lumsden Hare

Francis Lumsden Hare (17 October 1874 – 28 August 1964) was an Irish-born film and theatre actor. He was also a theatre director and theatrical producer.

Lumsden Hare
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Hare in 1922
Francis Lumsden Hare

(1874-10-17)17 October 1874
Died28 August 1964(1964-08-28) (aged 89)
OccupationActor, theatre director and theatrical producer
Years active1900–61
Spouse(s)Selene Johnson

Early yearsEdit

Born in 27 April 1875 - Pimlico, Middlesex England,[1] Hare studied at St. Dunstan's College in London.[2]


Hare with Elsie Ferguson in The Avalanche (1919)

Hare appeared in more than 35 Broadway productions between 1900 and 1942.[3] In 1908 he first appeared on Broadway in the hit play What Every Woman Knows starring Maude Adams. He served as director and/or producer for various productions, some starring himself.

He started appearing in films in 1916. By his last screen appearance in 1961, Hare had appeared in more than 140 films and over a dozen television productions.

Personal life and deathEdit

Hare was married to actress Selene Johnson. He died 28 August 1964, aged 89, in Beverly Hills, California.[2]

Complete filmographyEdit

with Turhan Bey in Shadows on the Stairs (1941)


  1. ^ Excerpt from Silent Film Necrology by Eugene Michael Vazzano c. 2001 2nd edition
  2. ^ a b "Lumsden Hare dies; long an actor, 90". The New York Times. United Press International. 1 September 1964. p. 36. Retrieved 23 October 2020 – via ProQuest.
  3. ^ "Lumsden Hare". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 23 October 2020. Retrieved 23 October 2020.

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