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Lester Allen
Born November 17, 1891(1891-11-17)
Utica, New York, U.S.
Died November 6, 1949 (aged 57)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1929–1949

Lester Allen (November 17, 1891 – November 6, 1949) was a screen, stage, vaudeville, circus actor, and film director. In vaudeville, he appeared in a double act with Nellie Breen and also emceed at the Palace Theatre.[1]


Selected filmography

  • Love That Brute
  • Ma and Pa Kettle
  • That Lady in Ermine
  • Crime on Their Hands
  • The Pirate
  • Fun on a Weekend
  • The Dark Mirror
  • The Dolly Sisters
  • The Great Flamarion
  • Klondike Kate
  • The Heat's On


Allen was struck and killed by a 25-year-old driver while crossing Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley. In front Of Bud Abbott's Back Stage Club. He was employed at the club & was on his way to work.

Fumio Hayashi 25,(Japanese Native) driver of the car that killed Allen, was booked on charges of suspicion of Manslaughter. but later were dropped because of Hayashi's Military Service.

At The time of the Accident Hayashi's age was wrong & the New York Times had all really printed that he was 25 but his actually age was 31 Fumio Hayashi (1918-1998) He was once in the American Military & was later relocated to Los Angeles California After World War II. After the Accident he was relocated again by the American Government to Kaneohe Honolulu Hawaii where he live out his life & die on July 14, 1998.


  1. ^ Laurie, Joe, Jr. Vaudeville: From the Honky-tonks to the Palace. New York: Henry Holt, 1953. p. 230, 489.

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