Rex Lease

Rex Lease

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1903-02-11
Deathday: 1966-01-03 (62 years old)

Biography

From Wikipedia


Rex Lloyd Lease (February 11, 1903 – January 3, 1966) was an American actor. He appeared in over 300 films, mainly in westerns.


Lease arrived in Hollywood in 1924. He found bit and supporting parts at Film Booking Office (FBO), Rayart, more, and was given the opportunity to play a few leads. His first film was A Woman Who Sinned (1924).


Rex's earliest westerns were a pair of Tim McCoy silents at MGM, one of which was The Law of the Range (1928) which had a very young Joan Crawford as the heroine and Rex as the "Solitaire Kid". Tim and Lease became friends, and over the next dozen or so years he appeared in seven more McCoy westerns.


He had a featured role in director Frank Capra's The Younger Generation (1929), a tale of a Jewish family that move to a more upscale neighborhood.


He successfully made the transition to talkies, and starred in melodramas, action flicks, old dark house mysteries, and comedies as well as a couple of western serials and about a dozen low-budget sagebrush yarns and outdoor adventures.


In between lead roles, Lease did featured parts in some B westerns. He was Hoot Gibson's brother in Cavalcade of the West (1936); Rex played the "Pecos Kid" in McCoy's Lightnin' Bill Carson (1936); and he worked in a couple of Tom Tylers, Ridin' On (1936) and Fast Bullets (1936). Rex's finale as a star had him teaming up with Rin-Tin-Tin Jr. in The Silver Trail (1937).


Though no longer afforded star billing, he continued in smaller roles into the 1950s in films and on TV.

Filmography

all 159

Movies 156

TV Shows 3

self 1

Writer 1

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Maverick

Maverick (1957)

TV
5.33
Man at Mailbox (uncredited)
A Hatful of Rain

A Hatful of Rain (1957)

Movie
Mr. White (uncredited)
The Unholy Wife

The Unholy Wife (1957)

Movie
Sergeant Blane (uncredited)
Backlash

Backlash (1956)

Movie
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
Gun Belt

Gun Belt (1953)

Movie
Officer Johnny
I'm the Law

I'm the Law (1953)

TV
Rancher who finds dog
Colorado Sundown

Colorado Sundown (1952)

Movie
Townsman (uncredited)
The Wild North

The Wild North (1952)

Movie
Cattleman at Meeting (uncredited)
Pals of the Golden West

Pals of the Golden West (1951)

Movie
Clallan County Sheriff (uncredited)
Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town

Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950)

Movie
Capt. Jim Parker
Gun Cargo

Gun Cargo (1949)

Movie
M.P. Lieutenant (uncredited)
A Foreign Affair

A Foreign Affair (1948)

Movie
6
Appleby's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Buck Privates Come Home

Buck Privates Come Home (1947)

Movie
Charlie - Bartender
Heldorado

Heldorado (1946)

Movie
Tony - Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Why Girls Leave Home

Why Girls Leave Home (1945)

Movie
Cab Driver (uncredited)
Swingin' on a Rainbow

Swingin' on a Rainbow (1945)

Movie
Onlooker (uncredited)
On Stage Everybody

On Stage Everybody (1945)

Movie
Airport Attendant (uncredited)
You Came Along

You Came Along (1945)

Movie
Sheriff Wright (uncredited)
The Naughty Nineties

The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Movie
Plant Cafeteria Worker (uncredited)
Saboteur

Saboteur (1942)

Movie
5
Henchman Joe - Pete in Credits
Raiders of the West

Raiders of the West (1942)

Movie
Stanley, Jane's Editor
Tonto Basin Outlaws

Tonto Basin Outlaws (1941)

Movie
Buck - Henchman posing as Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid's Range War

Billy the Kid's Range War (1941)

Movie
Bank Robber (uncredited)
A Chump at Oxford

A Chump at Oxford (1940)

Movie
10
Garage Henchman
The Shadow

The Shadow (1940)

Movie
Ambulance Attendant
S.O.S Tidal Wave

S.O.S Tidal Wave (1939)

Movie
Track Spectator (uncredited)
Midnight Intruder

Midnight Intruder (1938)

Movie
RCAF Sgt. 'Kansas' Eby
The Mysterious Pilot

The Mysterious Pilot (1937)

Movie
Col. William B. Travis
Heroes of the Alamo

Heroes of the Alamo (1937)

Movie
Asa Knox aka Ace Carter
Cavalcade of the West

Cavalcade of the West (1936)

Movie
Corporal Daniels aka Tombstone Kid
Rough Riding Ranger

Rough Riding Ranger (1935)

Movie
Jim - The Cheyenne Kid
In Old Cheyenne

In Old Cheyenne (1931)

Movie

Ratings

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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1903-02-11

Deathday
1966-01-03 (62 years old)

Birth Place
Central City [now part of Huntington], West Virginia, USA

Relationships
Charlotte Merriam (1925-01-01 - 1929-01-01), http://www.wikidata.org/.well-known/genid/b026f28302fb720a5f89c58f0516304c, http://www.wikidata.org/.well-known/genid/9d456c2f032df614efd9f9491ff4b4f9, http://www.wikidata.org/.well-known/genid/8adedf7549f271b44b3ee1c255e900c4 (1935-03-23 - 1936-01-01), Eleanor Hunt (1931-01-01 - 1931-01-01)

Citizenships
United States of America

Also Known As
Rex Lloyd Lease

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