Alan Dinehart

Alan Mason Dinehart (October 3, 1889 - July 17, 1944) was an American Broadway actor, director, writer, stage manager and later, a Character actor and supporting player featured in at least 88 films between 1931 and 1944. He appeared in over twenty Broadway plays. He left school to go on stage with a repertory company and had no screen experience when he signed a contract with Fox in May 1931. Dinehart's likeness was drawn in caricature by Alex Gard for Sardi's, the New York City theater district restaurant. The picture is now part of the collection of the New York Public Library. He was married at the time of his death to film actress Mozelle Britton (May 12, 1912 - May 18, 1953) They are both buried together at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. He has two sons, Alan Dinehart, Jr. and Mason Alan Dinehart, and three grandsons named Alan Dinehart, Jr., Denis Dinehart and Donald Dinehart.


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