Dennis HoeyShow Count: 3
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: March 30, 1893
, London, England, UK
Died: July 25, 1960, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
A British film and stage actor, best known for playing Inspector Lestrade in six Universal's Sherlock Holmes series. Hoey also played the Master of Harrow in The Foxes of Harrow and appeared in Tarzan and the Leopard Woman.
After a career as a singer, Hoey moved to acting on the stage in 1918 and later to films. In 1931, he moved to the United States and began appearing in Hollywood films. He also played Mr. Rochester opposite Katharine Hepburn in the American production of Helen Jerome's stage adaptation of Jane Eyre.
Issue #45 of "Films of the Golden Age" magazine features an interview with Hoey's son Michael A. Hoey, who extensively discusses Dennis Hoey's early life, career, marriages and death. In his book, "Elvis, Sherlock and Me: How I Survived Growing Up in Hollywood" (Bear Manor Media-2007) he discusses his father's career and their sometimes turbulent relationship.