American actors died in Old age

Here are 1 famous actors from United States of America died in Old age:

Leon Alton

Leon Alton (August 23, 1907 New York-August 25, 1995 North Hollywood) was an American actor.

Alton started his acting career in the 1930s and appeared in more than 60 films throughout his career. He was known for his roles in Western films such as "The Lone Ranger Rides Again" (1939) and "Valley of Fear" (1947). Alton also made appearances on television shows such as "Perry Mason" and "Gunsmoke" in the 1950s and 1960s. In addition to his acting career, Alton was a founder of the Screen Actors Guild and served on the board of directors for many years. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 for his contributions to the film industry.

Alton was born Leon Goldsmith in New York City in 1907. He grew up in a Jewish family and attended school in Brooklyn. After completing his education, Alton pursued a career in acting and began working in theater productions. He eventually moved to Hollywood in the early 1930s to try his luck in the film industry.

His first film role was in the 1935 movie "The Case of the Lucky Legs." Over the next few years, he appeared in several films, often playing minor roles. However, his big break came in 1939 when he was cast as one of the lead characters in "The Lone Ranger Rides Again." This role helped establish Alton as a talented actor and led to more prominent roles in other Western films.

During World War II, Alton served in the US Army Air Forces as a navigator on B-17 Flying Fortress bombers. After the war, he returned to acting and continued to work steadily in films and TV shows.

Besides acting, Alton was also actively involved in the Screen Actors Guild, serving as a board member for many years. He played a key role in negotiating better pay and working conditions for actors, and was a respected figure within the industry.

Alton was married to actress Lelah Tyler, and the couple remained together until her death in 1960. They had one son together, actor and producer Robert Alton.

Leon Alton passed away in 1995 at the age of 88, leaving behind a legacy as a talented actor and a champion of actors' rights.

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