|Alan Dinehart, Sr.|
October 3, 1889|
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
|Died||July 17, 1944
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|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|
|Spouse(s)||Louise Dyer Dinehart (1912-1932; she died in 1934) (1 child)
Mozelle Britton (1933-1944) (1 child) (his death)
|Children||Alan Dinehart, Jr. (1918-1992)
Mason Alan Dinehart
Dinehart left school to appear on stage with a repertory company and had no screen experience when he signed a contract with Fox in May 1931. 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.
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.
- The Brat (1931)
- Girls About Town (1931)
- Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932)
- Street of Women (1932)
- A Study in Scarlet (1933)
- Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)
- No Marriage Ties
- Her Bodyguard (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)
- In Old Kentucky (1935)
- Redheads on Parade (1935)
- It Had to Happen (1936)
- Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)
- Big Town Girl (1937)
- Midnight Taxi (1937)
- This Is My Affair (1937)
- Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)
- The First Hundred Years (1938)
- Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
- Up the River (1938)
- Fast and Loose (1939)
- Everything Happens at Night (1939)
- Hotel for Women (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.
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