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Lee Moran

Lee Moran
Lee Moran 1917.jpg
Moran in 1917
Born(1888-06-23)June 23, 1888
DiedApril 24, 1961(1961-04-24) (aged 72)
  • Actor
  • director
  • screenwriter
Years active1912-1935

Lee Moran (June 23, 1888 – April 24, 1961) was an American actor, film director, and screenwriter.[1]

Moran was active in vaudeville before he began performing in films at Nestor Studios in 1909.[2] He transcended the silent film era of motion pictures to the talkies. Moran appeared in more than 460 films, directed 109 and wrote for 92 between 1912 and 1935. He was born in Chicago, Illinois,[citation needed] and was often paired with actor Eddie Lyons. The two made one- and two-reel comedic films together for 10 years.[3] Moran retired from films in 1936.[2]

Moran's wife, Esther, sued him for divorce, but her attorneys asked that the suit be dismissed in September 1922. The couple agreed to an out-of-court settlement.[4] He died from a heart ailment on April 24, 1961, in Woodland Hills, California. He is buried in San Fernando Mission Cemetery.[5]

Selected filmography

Some Shimmiers (1920) with Eddie Lyons and Lee Moran. Length 15:11. Collection EYE Film Institute Netherlands.


  1. ^ "Lee Moran". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2016. Archived from the original on March 25, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Lee Moran". AllMovie. Archived from the original on April 15, 2019. Retrieved October 20, 2022.
  3. ^ "Lee Moran a Screen Star For 10 Years". The Minneapolis Star. September 9, 1929. p. 30. Retrieved October 20, 2022 – via
  4. ^ "Moran's Divorce Suit Is Dismissed; Property Split". Los Angeles Evening Express. September 28, 1922. p. 9. Retrieved October 20, 2022 – via
  5. ^ Ellenberger, Allan R. (May 1, 2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 198. ISBN 978-0-7864-0983-9. Retrieved October 20, 2022.

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