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Lewis Sargent
Sargent in 1922 as Jimmy the Messenger Boy, his role in a series of comedy shorts
Born(1903-08-19)August 19, 1903
DiedNovember 19, 1970(1970-11-19) (aged 67)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeValhalla Memorial Park Cemetery
Years active1917–1949

Lewis Sargent (August 19, 1903 – November 19, 1970) was an American film actor. He appeared in 80 films between 1917 and 1949.


Sargent was born in Los Angeles on August 19, 1903. He had 8 brothers and sisters. His father Lewis was a carpenter, and his older brother, Don Sargent, was a cinematographer in Hollywood for more than 40 years. He was an early friend of James Wong Howe. His ancestor William Sargent sailed to Agawam, Massachusetts with Captain John Smith in 1614. Lewis W. Sargent was the third child of Lewis and Elsa Plath Sargent.

He was a child actor in the early days of motion pictures until 1935 when he portrayed Major Francis Martling's assistant George in The New Adventures of Tarzan, produced by its creator Edgar Rice Burroughs. This serial was shot in Guatemala. He played the title role in Huckleberry Finn in 1920, played supporting roles in Oliver Twist (1922), shared the lead with a dog in The Call of the Wilderness (1926) and several other films though 1929.

Sargent died November 19, 1970 while a patient at the Hollywood West Hospital.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "Mark Twain's Immortal Boy Hero On The Screen". The Herald Journal. April 1, 1920. Retrieved May 16, 2011.


  • John Holmstrom, The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 21.
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