Lionel Belmore Movies and Career Information
May 12, 1867
Lionel Belmore (12 May 1867, Wimbledon, London, England - 30 January 1953, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California). When he was born, Wimbledon was in Surrey. He was an English character actor and director on stage for more than a quarter of a century, appearing with Wilson Barrett, Sir Henry Irving, William Faversham, Lily Langtry and other famous actors. He entered in films from 1911. In total, he had some 200 titles to his film credit. He was notable as the huffy-puffy Herr Vogel the Burgomaster in Frankenstein (1931). Unusually, he was a director before he became a prolific actor. He directed from 1914 to 1920, only starring in a limited number of films, until concentrating as an actor from then on. He was the brother of actress Daisy Belmore. His grave is located at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.