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Alexis Benjamin "Lex" Luce
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1884
Bucksport
Hancock County
Maine, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1968
Bucksport
Hancock County
Maine, USA


Alexis Benjamin "Lex" Luce was born in Bucksport, Maine, the son of William L. and Minnie Ames Luce. "Lex" was educated in Bucksport, attending the East Maine Conference Seminary before leaving for Emerson School in Boston. He broke into the Broadway show "Littlest Rebel" in 1913, which would later be turned into a film starring Shirley Temple, thanks to an assist from Bucksport friends William and Dustin Farnum, two more famous actors from Bucksport. During the 1920's, "Lex" worked in Hollywood and starred in the movie "the Chechahcos", (1924) as the Gambler Richard Steele who would be killed in an avalanche when a glacier crumbles underneath him. This movie was filmed in Alaska and shown throughout the U.S. During this period he married fellow actress Eva Scott, who was also well-known for her singing ability. When the depression hit, "Lex" returned to Bucksport where he worked as a fireman in the mill for a short time before taking a RFD Route with the Bucksport Post Office. Eva passed away in 1942 and "Lex" remarried Laura Mae Bullivent Frye, the widow of actor Dwight Frye (who starred as Fritz in the classic horror movie "Frankenstein," with Boris Karloff and also as Renfield in the classic "Dracula" with Bela Lugosi). In 1961 "Lex" returned to the stage with the highly praised N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, performing in N.Y. Central Park. He was one of the first members of the Actor's Equity Union (#1161), did some TV shows in the 1960s (including "From these Roots") and had a total of 30 years on stage. 
 
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 Parents:
  Marion E. Ames Luce (1862 - 1922)
 
 Spouses:
  Eva L. Scott Luce (1884 - 1942)
  Laura Mae Bullivant Frye Luce (1899 - 1979)
 
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Burial:
Silver Lake Cemetery
Bucksport
Hancock County
Maine, USA
 
Created by: Veteran Guy
Record added: May 26, 2011
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Alexis Benjamin Lex Luce
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Alexis Benjamin Lex Luce
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Alexis Benjamin Lex Luce
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