Edward LeSaint

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Edward LeSaint
Edward LeSaint - Aug 1920 EH.jpg
From a 1920 magazine ad
Born (1870-12-13)December 13, 1870
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Died September 10, 1940(1940-09-10) (aged 69)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Occupation Actor, director
Spouse(s) Stella LeSaint

Edward LeSaint (December 13, 1870 – September 10, 1940) was an American silent film actor and director who acted in over 300 films and directed over 90 films.

Early years[edit]

LeSaint was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, of French ancestry. His schooling also was in Cincinnati. Before venturing into entertainment, he worked in a railroad's auditing office.[1]


LeSaint started his stage career while still a child in Philadelphia.[citation needed] He acted with a stock theater company in Cincinnati for a couple of years, then spent 15 years acting "in most of the prominent road shows all over the states."[1]

He went on to work with the Kinemacolor company and Selig Polyscope Company in film production before he joined Universal Pictures.[1]

Personal life and death[edit]

He married Stella LeSaint on December 25, 1913 and remained with her until his death on September 10, 1940.

Partial filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

As director[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Keenan, LeSaint And Kyne". Muskogee Times-Democrat. Oklahoma, Muskogee. November 13, 1915. p. 7. Retrieved June 14, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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