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  • BIRTH 11/02/1903
  • DEATH 03/01/1966
  • Country United States
  • SHOW 1
  • MOVIES 9

Rex Lease

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.

Rex Lease

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Maverick
Maverick
Poker Player #2

Movies (9)

Calling Dr. Death
Calling Dr. Death
S.O.S Tidal Wave
S.O.S Tidal Wave
Ambulance Attendant
The Wild North
The Wild North
Townsman (uncredited)
Backlash
Backlash
Sergeant Blane (uncredited)
Daredevils of the West
Daredevils of the West
Jack
Flame of Barbary Coast
Flame of Barbary Coast
Collingswood
Springtime in Texas
Springtime in Texas
Pete Grant
Singing Guns
Singing Guns
Stage Driver
Code of the Silver Sage
Code of the Silver Sage
Captain Matthews