Nebraska Authors

Lyle Talbot

AKA: Lysle Henderson

Born 1902-02-08 Pittburgh, PA (USA)

Died 1996-03-03
San Francisco, CA (USA)

The actor was raised by his grandmother, Mary Hollywood Talbot, and grew up in Brainard, Nebraska. He attended high school in Omaha before joining (in 1919) one of the tent shows that toured the Midwest as a magician's assistant. He was in a number of films, including Go West, Young Man (1936) with Mae West. Talbot had lead and supporting roles in over 150 films with Warner Brothers. He also worked on stage and as a character actor on television, appearing in 71 episodes of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as their neighbor, Joe Randolph. Talbot was one of the founders of the Screen Actors Guild and the first Warner Brothers Company actor to join the union. Talbot was writing his memoirs when he died in 1996.

Places Lived

Pittsburgh, PA
Brainerd, NE
Omaha, NE
Memphis, TN
Hollywood, CA
San Francisco, CA

Author Of

  • Other


Actors; Memoirs


Attended high school in Omaha, NE



Places Worked

The Talbot Players Acting Company
Warner Brothers


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