Sunday 26 August 2012

Lester Dorr

Born: 8 May 1893, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 25 August 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA

Lester Dorr was a stage actor who found himself working in all manner of roles in films from the emergence of the sound era until his retirement.  He worked for Hal Roach Studios including the Laurel and Hardy film Going Bye Bye. Most of his roles were bit parts or small character roles with some lines of dialogue.

I've Got Your Number (1934) as Telephone Man with Gloves (uncredited)

Lester Dorr in in the centre of the picture, with Allen Jenkins and Pat O'Brien.
Cash and Carry (1937) as President's Secretary (uncredited)
Lester Dorr is in the middle in this Three Stooges comedy short.

Convict's Code (1939) as Bank teller (uncredited)
Lester Dorr is behind bars in this bit part. The customer is Robert Kent.

Star Reporter (1939) as Wilkins, a reporter

Lester Dorr is on the far right with (from left to right) Monte Collins, Warren Hull, Effie Anderson (in the background) and Wallis Clark.

Fast and Furious (1939) as Day Clerk (uncredited)

Everything's on Ice (1939) as Customer at the Barbers (uncredited)

Lester Dorr is nearest the camera. He is being attended to by Edgar Kennedy. George Chandler is in the background.

A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) as Headwaiter (uncredited)

So's Your Aunt Emma (1942) as Herman 'Duke' Miles
Lester Dorr is on the left, with Warren Hymer.

Harvest Melody (1943) as Reporter (uncredited)

Lester stands in the centre of these group of reporters and photographers.

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