George Lessey

George Lessey (8 June 1879 – 3 June 1947) was an American actor and director of the silent era. He appeared in 123 films between 1910 and 1946. He also directed 76 films between 1913 and 1922. Lessey also appeared in the original Broadway production of Porgy and Bess (1935) in one of the few white roles, that of the lawyer Mr. Archdale. He was born in Amherst, Massachusetts and died in Westbrook, Connecticut.


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