~Alfred Lunt~

Born: August 12, 1892 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died: August 3, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
~Silent Filmography~
~Biography~
One of America's foremost stage actors, Alfred Lunt made his debut with a Boston stock company in
1912. He first set foot on a Broadway stage in 1917, and two years later scored his first significant
success as the title character in Clarence. In 1922, he married British actress Lynn Fontanne, and for the
next 35 years the team of Lunt and Fontanne reigned supreme along the Great White Way. Their string
of stage successes included Amphytrion 38, Idiots' Delight, and The Visit, not to mention their sublime
collaborations with actor/playwright Noel Coward (Private Lives, Design for Living). By nature and
inclination a stage actor, Lunt made only a handful of film appearances, most of them during the silent
era; one of his least characteristic film roles was in D.W. Griffith's Sally of the Sawdust, in which he
played third fiddle to Carol Dempster and W.C. Fields. Outside of a guest appearance in 1943's Stage
Door Canteen, Lunt and Fontanne appeared together onscreen only once, in a 1931 adaptation of their
stage success The Guardsman, for which they both received Academy Award nominations. After his
retirement, Alfred Lunt lived the life of a gentleman farmer in Genessee Depot, WI, occasionally phoning
a Milwaukee radio talk show to offer gratis gardening tips to other listeners.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Lovers in Quarantine (1925) .... MackIntosh Josephs
Sally of the Sawdust (1925) .... Peyton Lennox
Second Youth (1924) .... Roland Farwell Francis
The Ragged Edge (1923) .... Howard Spurlock
Backbone (1923) .... John Thorne/Andre de Mersay
~Alfred Lunt with wife Lynn Fontanne~
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