Dinehart, Alan


Dinehart, Alan
(1890-1944)
   The actor, playwright, stage and motion picture director was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. After participating in academic theatricals, Dinehart joined a touring company. He acted in stock and on Broadway, interspersed with stints in vaudeville, including a 1915 Palace engagement in his sketch The Meanest Man in the World, later made into a full-length play for George M. Cohan. In the 1920s, he both directed and acted in light comedy, including plays like Applesauce (1925) and Treat 'em Rough (1926). In 1934, he acted in and directed his own play Alley Cat.

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