|Alan Dinehart, Sr.|
October 3, 1889|
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
|Died||July 17, 1944
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California|
|Other names||Allan Dinehart|
|Occupation||Film, stage actor|
|Years active||1931 – 1944|
(1) Louise Dyer Dinehart (divorced 1932; she died in 1934.)(2) Mozelle Britton (married 1933-1944, his death)
Alan Dinehart, Jr. (from first marriage)
Alan Mason Dinehart, Sr. (born October 3, 1889 in St. Paul, Minnesota - died July 17, 1944, in Hollywood, California), was an American actor, director, writer, and stage manager. He became a character actor and supporting player in at least eighty-eight films between 1931 and 1944. Earlier, he appeared in more than twenty Broadway plays.
Dinehart's first wife was the stage actress Louise Dyer (1895-1934), a native of Nassau County, New York. They were divorced in 1932. In 1933, Dinehart married the film actress Mozelle Britton (May 12, 1912 - May 18, 1953), a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They are entombed together at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
Dinehart had two sons: from the first marriage, Alan Dinehart, Jr. (1918-1992), and from the second marriage, Mason Alan Dinehart, aka Alan Dinehart, III, born in Los Angeles in 1936.
Mason Alan Dinehart was cast in several 1950s television series, including the role of a young Bat Masterson in the ABC/Desilu Studios western, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O'Brian in the title role.
Selected filmography 
- The Brat (1931)
- Girls About Town (1931)
- A Study in Scarlet (1933)
- Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)
- Supernatural (1933)
- The World Changes (1933)
- Jimmy the Gent (1934)
- Baby Take a Bow (1934)
- The Road Is Open Again (short subject, as George Washington) (1934)
- The Payoff (1935)
- It Had to Happen (1936)
- Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)
- This Is My Affair (1937)
- Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)
- Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
- Up the River (1938)
- Fast and Loose (1939)
- Everything Happens at Night (1939)
- Second Fiddle (1939)
- Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)
- What a Woman! (1943)
- Oh, What a Night (1944)
- Johnny Doesn't Live Here Any More (1944)
- The Whistler (1944)
- A Wave, a WAC and a Marine (1944)
- Minstrel Man (1944)
- The New York Public Library Inventory of Sardi's Caricatures
- "Louise Dyer Dinehart". findagrave.com. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
- "Mozelle Britton". findagrave.com. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
- "Alan Dinehart". findagrave.com. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
- "Full Cast and Crew for The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Alan Dinehart|
- Alan Dinehart at the Internet Movie Database
- Alan Dinehart at the Internet Broadway Database
- Alan Dinehart at AllRovi
- "Alan Dinehart". Find a Grave. Retrieved September 3, 2010.