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Overview (4)

Born in Nottingham, England, UK
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameArthur Lester Matthews
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lester Matthews was born on June 6, 1900 in Nottingham, England as Arthur Lester Matthews. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Three Musketeers (1939) and The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951). He was married to Anne Grey and Cicely Walper. He died on June 6, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Cicely Walper (1962 - 1975) ( his death)
Anne Grey (1932 - 1938) ( divorced)
Cicely Walper (1922 - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (3)

Tall, dark-haired British character actor, who tended to play dashing or temperamental leads in early British talkies from 1931. Specialised in adventure, crime and horror films. Went to Hollywood with his wife, the actress Anne Grey, and was first signed by Universal to appear in Werewolf of London (1935). Settled in the U.S. permanently, mostly playing character roles, for the next 39 years.
Matthews' role in "The Raven" was originally intended for Chester Morris.
Died on his 75th birthday.

Salary (1)

The Raven (1935) $1,153 .76

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