Bert Lytell

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Bert Lytell
Bert Lytell.jpg
Lytell, circa 1921
Born Bertram Lyttel
February 24, 1885
New York City
Died September 28, 1954 (aged 69)
New York City
Occupation Actor
Years active 1917 - 1953
Spouse(s) Claire Windsor
1924-1927

Bert Lytell (February 24, 1885 – September 28, 1954), born Bertram Lyttel, was a popular screen star of the silent film era who starred in romantic, melodrama and adventure films.

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]

Partial filmography[edit]

Boston Blackie's Little Pal (1918)

References[edit]

  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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