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Ben Lyon Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

BEN LYON
Born: February 6, 1901 in Atlanta, Georgia
Died: March 22, 1979 in aboard a cruise ship passing Honolulu, Hawaii
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BEN LYON (1901-1979) was an American actor who starred in films of the silent and early talking era. In Howard Hughes' Hell's Angels (1930), he piloted his own plane. He married Bebe Daniels in 1930. Both moved to England in 1935 and became popular radio and television personalities there. Lyon fought in the Royal Air Force during World War II. After Bebe's death, he married former movie co-star Marian Nixon. In 1946, while working for 20th Century Fox, he organized a color screen test for a young actress named Norma Jean Dougherty, got Dougherty her first contract and suggested a name change to "Marilyn Monroe".
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1958 Spectacular (Performer), 1936 Dancing Feet (Performer), 1935 Navy Wife (Performer), 1931 Night Nurse (Performer), 1931 The Hot Heiress (Performer), 1930 What Men Want (Performer), 1930 Hell's Angels (Performer), 1930 Lummox (Performer), 1929 The Flying Marine (Performer), 1927 Dance Magic (Performer), 1925 The New Commandment (Performer), 1925 Winds of Chance (Performer), 1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1936 Starlight (in person), 1935 Screen Snapshots Series 14, No. 8 (in person), 1931 Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 6 (in person), 1930 Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 22 (in person), 1927 Life in Hollywood No. 2 (in person), 2012 Love, Marilyn (Other), 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 11 (Other), 1955 The Lyons Abroad (Performer), 1942 This Was Paris (Performer), 1940 Confidential Lady (Performer), 1936 Treachery on the High Seas (Performer), 1935 Frisco Waterfront (Performer), 1934 I Spy (Performer), 1933 I Cover the Waterfront (Performer), 1932 By Whose Hand (Performer), 1931 Compromised (Performer), 1931 Her Majesty, Love (Performer), 1931 The Stolen Jools (Performer), 1927 Dancing Vienna (Performer), 1927 For the Love of Mike (Performer), 1926 The Savage (Performer), 1926 The Reckless Lady (Performer), 1925 The Pace That Thrills (Performer), 1923 Flaming Youth (Performer), 1980 Hollywood (in person), 1969 An Evening with Jack Benny (in person), 1966 The Eamonn Andrews Show (in person), 1932 Hollywood on Parade No. A-3 (in person), 1930 Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 20 (in person), 1941 Hi Gang! (Performer), 1939 Who Is Guilty (Performer), 1938/II Mad About Money (Performer), 1936 Down to the Sea (Performer), 1935 Together We Live (Performer), 1934 Lightning Strikes Twice (Performer), 1933 The Women in His Life (Performer), 1933 Girl Missing (Performer), 1932 Hat Check Girl (Performer), 1932 The Crooked Circle (Performer), 1932 Week Ends Only (Performer), 1932 The Big Timer (Performer), 1931 Bought! (Performer), 1931 Misbehaving Ladies (Performer), 1930 A Soldier's Plaything (Performer), 1930 Alias French Gertie (Performer), 1927 High Hat (Performer), 1926 The Great Deception (Performer), 1925 The Necessary Evil (Performer), 1925 One Way Street (Performer), 1924 Wages of Virtue (Performer), 1924 Lily of the Dust (Performer), 1924 Painted People (Performer), 1923 Potash and Perlmutter (Performer), 1923 The Custard Cup (Performer), 1919 Open Your Eyes (Performer), 1918 The Transgressor (Performer), 1918 The Transgressor (Writer), 1941 Hi Gang! (Writer), 1941 Hi Gang! (in person), 1969 Frost on Saturday (in person), 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 1 (Other), 1955-1960 Life with the Lyons (Performer), 1955 This Is Music Hall (Performer), 1954 Family Affair (Performer), 1943 The Dark Tower (Performer), 1934 Crimson Romance (Performer), 1932 Lady with a Past (Performer), 1931 West of the Rockies (Performer), 1931 My Past (Performer), 1931 Aloha (Performer), 1931 Indiscreet (Performer), 1929 The Quitter (Performer), 1929 The Air Legion (Performer), 1927 The Tender Hour (Performer), 1927 The Perfect Sap (Performer), 1926 Prince of Tempters (Performer), 1925 Bluebeard's Seven Wives (Performer), 1924 So Big (Performer), 1924 Wine of Youth (Performer), 1924 The White Moth (Performer), 1921 The Heart of Maryland (Performer), 1978 Hollywood Greats (in person), 1966 Mad Movies (in person), 1949 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Happy Homes (in person), 1935 Screen Snapshots Series 14, No. 7 (in person), 1930 The Voice of Hollywood No. 4 (in person)

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