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Edward LeSaint was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. LeSaint worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "For the Defense" (1930), "The Feud" (1919) starring Tom Mix and "The Fighting Marshal" (1931) starring Tim McCoy. He also contributed to "The Range Feud" with Buck Jones (1931), "The Wolf and His Mate" (1917) and "Two Moons" with Buck Jones (1920). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the thirties, appearing in the mystery "Thirteen Women" (1932) with Ricardo Cortez, "Virtue" (1932) and "Torch Singer" (1933). He also appeared in the western "The Thrill Hunter" (1933) with Buck Jones. In the latter half of his career, he continued to act in "Fighting Shadows" (1935), the musical "The Big Broadcast of 1936" (1935) with Jack Oakie and "On Probation" (1935). He also appeared in "Sons of Steel" (1935) and the George O'Brien western "Thunder Mountain" (1935). LeSaint more recently acted in "Jesse James" (1939) with Tyrone Power. LeSaint passed away in September 1940 at the age of 70.
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Hal was Joan Crawford's blood brother.
He was born Hal Hays LeSueur in San Antonio, Texas, the second child of Thomas E. LeSueur (1868-1938) and Anna Bell Johnson (1884-1958). His older sister was Daisy LeSueur, who died as a very young child, and his younger sister was Lucille Fay LeSueur who became the famous movie star Joan Crawford.
per her words:
"Hal was a louse, an out-and-out bastard. He could charm the skin off a snake, but nothing, not his jobs, not the men and women in his life, lasted long. Liquor, then drugs, and always his distorted ego, took over. I supported that son-of-a-bitch until the day he died...At least Norma Shearer's brother, Douglas, was brilliant and self-sufficient, and made his own career at Metro. But I was stuck with a schmuck. That man--or did he ever become a man--was a monster. God, I hated him."
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