Reginald Denny (1891-1967)

Reginald Denny, Silent & Sound Film Star

Born Leigh Dugmore Denny in Richmond, Surrey, England, on November 20th, 1891, Reginald Denny started acting as a child, and made his British film debut in 1912. He moved to and settled in Hollywood by 1919, and played leading roles in many light comedies and adventure films. Silent films of note for Reginald Denny were “Sherlock Holmes” (1922), “Skinner’s Dress Suit” (1926), and “On Your Toes” (1927). When the sound era arrived, Reginald switched to playing affable Englishmen. He was handsome, tall, musical, and athletic. Married twice, both to actresses, he had four children. Reginald was the founder of Radioplane, a maker of military target drones. For years he had a popular hobby shop on Hollywood Boulevard, specializing in unique model planes. He died of cancer on June 16th, 1967 in Hollywood, California. ~ Copyright © 2004

Vintage Bio from “Stars of the Photoplay” (1925): “Denny was born into the theatrical fold November 20, 1891, in Richmond, Surrey, England. At the age of 6 he made his stage debut and at age 17 was brought to America to play in “The Quaker Girl.” After that he toured Europe and India with the Bandmann Opera Company, returning to the American stage and later making his debut in pictures. He is 6 feet, weighs 176, and has light brown hair, blue eyes. Married to Irene Haisman, in 1913, and divorced in 1927. They have one daughter. Bubbles Steiffel is the second Mrs. Denny.”

Reginald Denny’s Silent Films

His Lucky Day (1929) …. Charles Blaydon
Clear the Decks (1929) …. Jack Armitage
Red Hot Speed (1929) …. Darrow
Night Bird, The (1928) …. Kid Davis
Good Morning, Judge (1928) …. Freddie Grey
That’s My Daddy (1928) …. Jimmy Norton
On Your Toes (1927) …. Elliott Beresford
Out All Night (1927) …. John Graham
Fast and Furious (1927) …. Tom Brown
Cheerful Fraud, The (1927) …. Sir Michael Fairlie
Take It From Me (1926) …. Tom Eggett
Rolling Home (1926) …. Nat Alden

Reginald Denny in his suit

Reginald Denny making a fashion statement with his dress suit (1926)

Skinner’s Dress Suit (1926) …. Skinner
What Happened to Jones (1926) …. Tom Jones
Where Was I? (1925) …. Thomas S. Berford
California Straight Ahead (1925) …. Tom Hayden
I’ll Show You the Town (1925) …. Alec Dupree
Oh, Doctor! (1925) …. Rufus Billings Jr.
Fast Worker, The (1924) …. Terry Brock
Reckless Age, The (1924) …. Dick Minot
Sporting Youth (1924) …. Jimmy Wood
Thrill Chaser, The (1923)
Abysmal Brute (1923) …. Pat Glendon, Jr
Leather Pushers, The (1922) …. Kane Halliday aka Kid Roberts (First, Second, Third Series)
Kentucky Derby, The (1922) …. Donald Gordon
Plain Grit (1922)
Jaws of Steel, The (1922)
Never Let Go (1922)
Sherlock Holmes (1922) …. Prince Alexis
… aka Moriarty (1922) (UK)
Iron Trail, The (1921) …. Dan Appleton
Tropical Love (1921) …. The Drifter
Beggar Maid, The (1921) …. The Earl/King Cophetua
Footlights (1921) …. Brett Page
Disraeli (1921) …. Charles, Viscount Deeford
Experience (1921)
Price of Possession, The (1921) …. Robert Dawnay
Paying the Piper (1921) …. Keith Larne
39 East (1920) …. Napolean Gibbs Jr.
Dark Lantern, A (1920) …. Prince Anton
Oakdale Affair, The (1919) …. Arthur Stockbridge
… aka Bringing Up Baby (1919) (USA)
Bringing Up Betty (1919) …. Tom Waring

To learn more about Reginald Denny visit his profile on The Internet Movie Database

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