Ben Lyon

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Birthday
6, 1901
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Mar 22, 1979 (78)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
6, 1901
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Mar 22, 1979 (78)

About

Air Force officer and Hollywood actor of the '20s and '30s, starring in the epic Hell's Angels.

Before Fame

As a handsome actor, he was often paired in the 1920s with the top actresses of the age: Mary Astor, Gloria Swanson, Colleen Moore and others.

Trivia

After his work in front of the camera, he moved into an executive role, where among his other claims to fame, he suggested to a young Norma Jean Baker to change her name to Marilyn Monroe.

Family Life

He married Bebe Daniels. The couple settling down in England, where they co-hosted a popular BBC radio show called Life With the Lyons.

Associated With

After meeting Marilyn Monroe, he mused that she reminded him of his Hell's Angels co-star, Jean Harlow.