Alan Dinehart

For his second son and former actor, see Mason Alan Dinehart.
Alan Dinehart, Sr.
Born (1889-10-03)October 3, 1889
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Died July 17, 1944(1944-07-17) (aged 54)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Other names Allan Dinehart
Occupation Film, stage actor
Years active 1931 1944
Children 2, including Mason Alan Dinehart

Alan Mason Dinehart, Sr. (October 3, 1889 in St. Paul, Minnesota July 17, 1944, in Hollywood, California) was an American actor, director, writer, and stage manager.


Dinehart left school to appear on stage with a repertory company and had no screen experience when he signed a contract with Fox in May 1931. He became a character actor and supporting player in at least eighty-eight films between 1931 and 1944. Earlier, he appeared in more than twenty Broadway plays.

Dinehart's likeness was drawn in caricature by Alex Gard for Sardi's, the New York City theater district restaurant. The picture is now part of the collection of the New York Public Library.[1]

Dinehart's second son, Mason Alan Dinehart, was cast in several 1950s television series, including the role of a young Bat Masterson in the ABC/Desilu Studios western, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O'Brian in the title role.

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