Malcolm Lee Beggs

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Malcolm Lee Beggs (1907, East Orange, New Jersey - 10 December 1956, Chicago) was an American actor of the stage and screen. The son of actor/director Lee Beggs and stage actress Doris Singleton, he began performing professionally on the stage at the age of 5. He made appearances in two silent films: The Silent Plea (1914) and In Bridal Attire (1915). In 1936 he made his Broadway debut as Don Abacchio in Bitter Stream. He went on to appear in the original Broadway productions of Devils Galore (1945), Metropole (1949), Seventh Heaven (1955), and Mr. Wonderful (1956). He also starred as William M. Tweed in the 1947 Broadway revival of Up in Central Park.

On television, Beggs made guest appearances on Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949), Lux Video Theatre (1951), Hopalong Cassidy (1952), three episodes of Hallmark Hall of Fame (1952–1953), four episodes of Kraft Theatre (1949–1953), Campbell Summer Soundstage (1954), Robert Montgomery Presents (1954), Ponds Theater (1954), and The Elgin Hour (1955). His film credits include Love Island (1952), It Grows on Trees (1952), Botany Bay (1953), Houdini (1953), and Edge of Fury (1958).

Beggs was beaten to death at the age of 45 in his Chicago hotel room with bottles by an 18 year old man and a 19 year old man.[1] His interment was in Valhalla, New York's Kensico Cemetery.

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