In 1934, Daniels and husband Ben Lyon, whom she had married in June 1930, garnered press attention while having to testify against Albert F. Holland, a 36-year-old World War I veteran with a history of stalking Daniels. Holland had been under the delusion that he had attended school with Daniels and that they had married in Mexico in 1925.
Lyon was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Alvine W. (Wiseberg) and Ben Lyon, a travelling salesman. His family was Jewish. Lyon entered films in 1918 after a successful appearance on Broadway opposite Jeanne Eagels. He attracted attention in the highly successful film Flaming Youth (1923) and steadily developed into a leading man.
Life with the Lyons was first heard on 5 November 1950. The situation comedy was written by popular American actress Bebe Daniels, who starred in it along with her real life family - husband Ben...
Life with the Lyons: The Autobiography of Bebe Daniels & Ben Lyon Hardcover – Import, January 1, 1953 by Ben Daniels, Bebe, Lyon (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
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There must be many later versions of this classic, but this must be one of the earlier ones, not sure if it belongs to the 1936 stage musical: 'On Your Toes'...
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Ben Lyon died on March 22, 1979, aboard the Queen Elizabeth II cruise ship, of a heart attack, at age 78. Bebe Daniels had been cremated eight years earlier; now, with his passing and cremation, Bebe and Ben were laid to rest together, in elegant urns on the second story of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Columbarium.
Played a number of adolescent/teen roles in film before his family TV success. The entire Lyon family, which included dad Ben Lyon, mom Bebe Daniels and sister Barbara Lyon were Britain's radio and TV's version of Ozzie & Harriet Nelson & family. Beginning on radio in 1950, Life with the Lyons (1955) ran on TV for five seasons (1955-1960).
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This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Find sources: "Life with the Lyons" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR Life with the Lyons GenreSitcom StarringBebe Daniels Ben Lyon Barbara Lyon Richard Lyon Country of originUnited Kingdom Original languageEnglish No. of series5 No. of episodes40 Production Running time30 minutes Production...
Life with the Lyons featured a real American family. Ben Lyon and his wife Bebe Daniels had settled in London during the Second World War and featured with Vic Oliver in the radio series Hi, Gang! that ran from 1940 to 1949.
Life With the Lyons followed and, with Ben and Bebe, featured their children Richard and Barbara Lyon. Although scripted, it expanded on real-life events. The radio series premiered on 5 November 1950 and ended in 1961 was the first situation comedy in the United Kingdom. Writers included Jill Allgood, and Bob Block who created the BBC television series Rentaghost. Molly Weir was their Scottish housekeeper Aggie Macdonald, Doris Rogers the nosy neighbour Florrie Wainwright and Horace Percival pl
Two feature films both directed by Val Guest were made with the cast of the series between the radio and television versions. The Lyons' contract called for them to receive a percentage of the film's profits. 1. Life with the Lyons 2. The Lyons in Paris
The show then transferred to BBC television. It later transferred to ITV, the first series ever to cross the channels. A 1955 episode was shown on BBC Four on 27 March 2005 as part of the "TV on Trial" season. The episode was not shown "in the clear" – viewers had the choice of a version without commentary but with on-screen logos, or with commentary by Roy Hattersley and Kathryn Flett. Many radio episodes were not kept by the BBC and only three episodes are in the archives; these were on ...
Life With the Lyons also appeared as a play, and in seven Royal Command Performances.
Jan 25, 2014 · Richard Lyon, adopted son of Hollywood film stars Ben Lyon & Bebe Daniels, died in Dafen, Llanelli, South Wales. I haven't been able to find an online obituary. I wonder if the good folk of Llanelli knew they had a former Hollywood actor and radio & TV star in their midst ?
Bebe and Ben were the rock-solid stars upon whom the series was built. Bebe had graduated from supporting Harold Lloyd in his short comedies to co- starring with Rudolph Valentino in Monsieur...