Les Tremayne

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Les Tremayne (16 April 1913 – 19 December 2003) was a radio, film and television actor. Born Lester Tremayne in England, he moved with his family at the age four to Chicago, USA where he began in community theatre. He danced as a vaudeville performer and worked as amusement park barker. He began working in radio when he was 17 years old. On radio during the 1930s and 1940s, Tremayne was heard in as many as 45 shows a week. Replacing Don Ameche, he starred in The First Nighter Program from 1936 to 1942. He starred in The Adventures of the Thin Man and The Romance of Helen Trent during the 1940s. He also starred in the title role in The Falcon, and played detective Pat Abbott in The Abbott Mysteries in 1946–47. Tremayne was married four times. He did a morning talk show, The Tremaynes with his second wife, Alice Reinhardt. When Tremayne died in 2003, he was married to his fourth wife, Joan. Tremayne was once named one of the three most distinctive voices on American radio. The other two were Bing Crosby and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His film credits include A Man Called Peter, The Racket, The War of The Worlds and North by Northwest.
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