Hal LeSueur
Actor, makeup artist; brother of film star Joan Crawford
Hal LeSueur
Hal LeSueur was an American actor. He was born Hal Hays LeSueur in San Antonio, Texas, the second child of Thomas E. LeSueur (1868–1938) and Anna Bell Johnson (1884–1958). His older sister was Daisy LeSueur, who died as a very young child, and his younger sister was Lucille Fay LeSueur who became the famous movie star Joan Crawford. His mother later married Henry J. Cassin (1867-after 1919).
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    FIFTIES
  • 1963
    Age 59
    Died in 1963.
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  • 1957
    Age 53
    He made one TV appearance in an episode of the series State Trooper, titled No Fancy Cowboys, which aired on March 13, 1957.
    More Details Hide Details When he left the sporting goods business, LeSueur began working as a desk clerk at a Los Angeles hotel, and supplemented his income working as a switchboard operator at the motel where he lived. Hal LeSueur died of a ruptured appendix at General Hospital. He was interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California. He was believed to be 59 years old, but may have been 61. His sister reportedly sent him telegrams from New York to the hospital before he died, but did not attend his funeral.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1935
    Age 31
    On November 9, 1935, LeSueur was in a head-on collision at the top of Cahuenga Pass.
    More Details Hide Details The other car caught fire and the three people inside, Earl Gose, who was driving, his wife, Golda, and his unmarried sister, Grace, were pulled from the blaze. Their car burned to a charred hulk. LeSueur suffered severe cuts and bruises on his hands, face, arms and legs. The other people were also seriously injured. All were taken to a hospital in Hollywood. The injuries of Grace Gose proved fatal three days later. His mother, Anna, and his ex-wife, Kasha, accompanied him to the coroner's inquest on November 15. Earl and Golda Gose were unable to appear. LeSueur testified that he was driving near the center of the highway when the other car suddenly pulled out from behind another car into his lane and he was unable to avoid the collision. The Coroner's jury exonerated him of blame for the crash, returning a verdict of accidental death.
    Kasha and Hal LeSueur divorced in 1935.
    More Details Hide Details She won custody of their daughter. She remarried and became Mrs. Kasha Lowe; her daughter became Joan Lowe, the name by which she was known professionally, later Mrs. Joan Fowler.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1931
    Age 27
    Hal and Kasha married in Santa Ana, California on September 16, 1931, with Hal's age given as 30.
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  • 1928
    Age 24
    Hal LeSueur and his second wife, Kasha, moved from Kansas City around 1928 to Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details He found work in the stock department at MGM in bit parts or as an extra. He was married twice. His first wife was Jessie Beryl Burress (married 1928; divorced 1930); his second wife was Kasha Haroldi (born March 31, 1907 – died June 26, 1992), whom he married in 1931. Hal and Kasha LeSueur had one child, a daughter, named Joan Crawford LeSueur, who was named for Hal's sister (December 2, 1933 – December 15, 1999), who became a dancer on Broadway, known professionally as Joan Lowe.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1903
    Born
    Born in 1903.
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