Ben Lyon
American actor
Ben Lyon
Ben Lyon was an American film actor and a 20th Century Fox studio executive.
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Ben Lyon's personal information overview.
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Evocan a Marilyn Monroe con develación de estatua en Estados Unidos - RadioFórmula
Google News - over 5 years
En julio de ese mismo año, Ben Lyon, jefe de reparto de la 20th Century Fox, la entrevistó y quedó fascinado con su presencia, contratándola más tarde con un sueldo de 125 dólares semanales. Le cambió el nombre por el de Marilyn, como Marilyn Miller,
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Paddington woman turns 90 with a party - Westminster Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
The pair worked for several families in the area, including celebrity couple Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon. Mrs Chamberlain said: "We met all the famous stars and we always went to the Palladium to watch their shows. "We had to work so late at night
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Silicon Savanna: Mobile Phones Transform Africa - TIME
Google News - over 5 years
Ben Lyon, the 24-year-old business-development VP of Kopo Kopo, wants $250000 to produce his app for shops to process payments made by text message. Paul Okwalinga, 28, describes his money app — called M-Shop, it allows you to buy travel tickets and
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Wollondilly Heritage Centre embraces digital age with government grant - Macarthur Chronicle Wollondilly
Google News - over 5 years
Wollondilly Heritage Centre volunteers Ben Lyon and Sue Davis are excited about the government grant, which will be used to purchase recording equipment. THE Wollondilly Heritage Centre is moving up in the world of technology, thanks to the state
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Linda Lavin Will Be Matriarch of The Lyons at Vineyard Theatre - Playbill.com
Google News - over 5 years
When Ben Lyon's wife, Rita, and their grown children gather to say goodbye, they learn that despite being a family, each of them is utterly isolated. Afraid of closeness and afraid of solitude, Ben's death may be a catalyst that propels them into
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Marilyn Monroe en el recuerdo: se cumplen 85 años de su nacimiento - El Comercio.pe
Google News - over 5 years
En esta época conoció a Ben Lyon, ejecutivo de la Twentieth Century Fox, quien la despojó del “Norma Jeane” y la bautizó como Marilyn Monroe. Con el cambio de nombre, también llegó un vuelco de vida, los estudios de filmación de la Twentieth se
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'Hypocrite' Clegg's unpaid interns - The Sun
Google News - almost 6 years
Ben Lyon of Intern Aware, a group campaigning for equal opportunity internships, accused Lib Dem leader Mr Clegg of hypocrisy. He added: "This job advertisement is clearly for an unpaid internship. You can maybe buy a sandwich for £5 a day,
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Online commentary: A look at techtowns in Detroit and Nairobi - Detroit Free Press
Google News - almost 6 years
I visited iHub as a guest of Ben Lyon and Dylan Higgins, co-founders of Kopo Kopo, a start-up designed to adapt businesses to the mobile money revolution. The two young and savvy Americans arrived in Nairobi just months ago. There was no question about
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - almost 6 years
(39) > "Lightning Strikes Twice" Ben Lyon. A howling cat and an edgy butler set off strange events. (1 hr., 15 mins.) (60)"Accidental Friendship" Chandra Wilson. A police officer befriends a homeless woman. (2 hrs.) (166) >>>> "When Harry Met Sally
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Gran Bretaña se sacude la crisis y mira de nuevo a América latina - Lanacion.com (Argentina)
Google News - almost 6 years
¿Puede ser la cuestión Malvinas un obstáculo para el mejoramiento de la relación?, preguntó La Nacion a Ben Lyon, número dos del departamento de Economía Global del Foreign Office. "No lo vemos de ese modo. No creemos que sea un problema para
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Breslin-level baker - Argus Press
Google News - almost 6 years
Lyon, mother of Jon Lyon, 29, and Ben Lyon, 26, has worked in the MSU bakery for 12 years, learning baking skills through an 18-month on-the-job training program. Over time, she developed an expertise in 16 varieties of bagels, baking 300 dozen a day
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Westerville Central pointing toward the postseason - Delaware News
Google News - almost 6 years
Senior Dan Steigerwald is a distance runner, while seniors Alex Kennedy and Ben Lyon are throwers. Juniors Channing Doermann and Davon Reed have both competed at the state meet, with Doermann having been there as a freshman in the 100-meter dash,
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What's On Tonight
NYTimes - almost 9 years
9:30 P.M. (TCM) THOU SHALT NOT: SEX, SIN AND CENSORSHIP IN PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD This new documentary examines the era before the Production Code was enforced, beginning in 1934. It was one of the most intriguing periods in Hollywood history, shaped by social, financial and moral forces. TCM will also screen a few provocative examples, starting at 8
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MOVIES: CRITICS' CHOICE
NYTimes - about 17 years
REMEMBER when Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh seemed destined to become the Lunt and Fontanne of their generation? That ended with their 1995 divorce, of course, but at least we have ''Henry V'' and DEAD AGAIN (1991), their American-made film noir about reincarnation and murder. Ms. Thompson plays an amnesiac who has recurring dreams that she is
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Rooney Didn't Find Marilyn Monroe
NYTimes - over 23 years
To the Editor: I've long admired Mickey Rooney as a performer, but I must take issue with his claim that he "found and brought to the fore Marilyn Monroe" ("At 73, Still the Star, Still the Child," July 7). Mr. Rooney says he discovered "Norma" at a party given by the bandleader Ray Anthony, and that he later suggested she change her name because,
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HOME ENTERTAINMENT/VIDEO: NEW VIDEO RELEASES
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: The Boost 1988. HBO Video. 1 hour, 35 minutes. $89.99. Closed captioned. R. This attempted demonstration of the emotional havoc caused by drugs proves far more convincing as a picture of an ephemeral kind of southern California culture. James Woods, as the manic fast-talker Lenny Brown, seems headed for disaster long before he becomes hooked.
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GOING OUT GUIDE
NYTimes - about 30 years
LEAD: DOGFIGHTS They don't make 'em like that anymore and you can check it out yourself at today's double feature in Theater 80, the movie house of total recall, 80 St. Marks Place, between First and Second Avenues (254-7400). DOGFIGHTS They don't make 'em like that anymore and you can check it out yourself at today's double feature in Theater 80,
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Marian Nixon, 78, Actress; Tracy's First Leading Lady
NYTimes - about 34 years
Marian Nixon, who was Spencer Tracy's first leading lady and the wife of the late director William Seiter, died two days after undergoing open heart surgery. A spokesman for the actress said Tuesday that she died Sunday night in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She was 78 years old. She made her motion-picture debut in 1925 in the silent film ''Riders
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ben Lyon
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1979
    Age 78
    On March 22, 1979, Lyon and his second wife Marian Nixon were vacationing together on the Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship near Honolulu, Hawaii, when Lyon suffered a fatal heart attack.
    More Details Hide Details He was 78 years old. He is interred in the Chapel Columbarium at Hollywood Forever Cemetery next to his first wife, Bebe Daniels. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Ben Lyon has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1724 Vine Street.
  • 1974
    Age 73
    In 1974, Lyon married the actress Marian Nixon whom he had known since the 1920s.
    More Details Hide Details They remained married until his death.
  • 1963
    Age 62
    He was the subject of This Is Your Life in March 1963 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the BBC Television Theatre.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1950
    Age 49
    Hi Gang was succeeded in 1950 by Life with the Lyons, which also featured their real life son Richard and daughter Barbara, and had a run on BBC and independent television from 1954 until 1960.
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  • 1946
    Age 45
    On July 17, 1946 he met a young aspiring actress named Norma Jeane Dougherty.
    More Details Hide Details After his first meeting with her he stated that she was "Jean Harlow all over again!". He organized a color screen test for the actress, renamed her, and finally signed her as Marilyn Monroe to her first studio contract. During World War II, Lyon and his wife, actress Bebe Daniels, settled in London. The couple, along with the comedian Vic Oliver, starred in the radio series Hi, Gang!, which ran from 1940 to 1949.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1930
    Age 29
    Lyon married actress Bebe Daniels in June 1930.
    More Details Hide Details They had two children: daughter Barbara in 1932 and a son Richard whom they adopted. Daniels suffered a severe stroke in 1963 and withdrew from public life. She suffered a second stroke in late 1970. She died at the couple's London home in March 1971.
    He had success as an actor in the 1930 film Hell's Angels.
    More Details Hide Details The film was a major success and brought Jean Harlow to prominence, but Lyon's performance as an heroic World War I aviator was also highly regarded. For the next decade he was constantly in demand, but his popularity began to wane by the early 1940s. By the mid-1940s he was working for 20th Century Fox.
  • 1925
    Age 24
    In 1925, a writer for Photoplay wrote of him, "Girls, Ben Lyon looks harmless but we have reliable information that he’s irresistible, so watch your step.
    More Details Hide Details Besides he’s a mighty fine actor and if the ladies must fall in love with him he can’t help it."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1918
    Age 17
    Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Lyon entered films in 1918 after a successful appearance on Broadway opposite Jeanne Eagels.
    More Details Hide Details He attracted attention in the highly successful film Flaming Youth (1923), and steadily developed into a leading man. He was most successfully paired with some of the leading actresses of the silent era including Pola Negri, Gloria Swanson, Colleen Moore, Barbara La Marr, Viola Dana, Anna Q. Nilsson, Mary Astor and Blanche Sweet.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1901
    Age 0
    Born on February 6, 1901.
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