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Reginald Leigh Denny, British actor. Served with R.A.F., Great Britain, 1917-1919.; Member Actors Equity Association, National Aero. Association, Screen Actors Guild.

Background

Denny, Reginald Leigh was born on November 20, 1891 in Richmond, Surrey, England. Son of William Henry and Georgina (Pike) Denny.

Education

Student St. Francis Xavier’s College, Mayfield, Sussex, England. Passed Oxford examinations, London Chamber Commerce, and Society Arts, degree A.A.

Career

1 daughter, Barbara; married second, Isobel Stiefel, November 24, 1928. Children—Reginald Joan, Deborah. Began on stage as a child.

Played in London and provinces. Came to the United States with The Quaker Girl, 1912. Leading baritone Bandman Opera Company on tour India and Orient.

Lealing man summer stock companies, Syracuse, Rochester, Newark, Oakland, California, 1914-1917, playing in Rosalind, Twin Beds, Paganini, The Professor’s Love Story, One Night in Lisbon, International Squadron, Appointment for Love, 1941. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror, Eye in the Night, Thunder Birds, Over My Dead Body, 1942. Entered motion pictures, 1919.

Appeared in Escape Me Never, 1946, The Macomber Affair, Christmas Eve, 1947, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, 1948. Secretary, vice president Radioplane Company, Van Nuys, California.

Membership

Served with R.A.F., Great Britain, 1917-1919. Member Actors Equity Association, National Aero. Association, Screen Actors Guild.

Clubs: Lambs, Masquers, National Exchange. Winner brigade heavyweight boxing championship of R.A.F., Hastings. England, 1918.

Connections

Married Irene Haisman, January 28, 1913.; married second, Isobel Stiefel, November 24, 1928. Children: Reginald Joan, Deborah.

father:
William Henry Denny

mother:
Georgina (Pike) Denny

spouses:
Irene Haisman

Isobel Stiefel

children:
Reginald Joan Denny

Deborah Denny