Actor. He will be remembered for being a character actor on stage, screen, and TV. Two of his most noted films were “Botany Bay” in 1952 and “Houdini” in 1953. His other film credits included “Love Island” and “It Grows on Trees” in 1952 and “Edge of Fury” in 1956. Following in his parents' footsteps, he was the son of silent-film actor and director Lee Beggs and the obscure stage actress Doris Singleton. He made his acting debut at the age of five years old in a play about Davy Crockett. He had roles in two silent films, “The Silent Plea” in 1914 and “In Bridal Attire” in 1915. Making his Broadway debut in 1936, he had a role in “Bitter Stream.” Other stage appearances were “Devil's Galore” in 1945, “Seventh Heaven” in 1955, “Mr. Wonderful” in 1954 and the Broadway revival, “Up in Central Park” in 1946. In 1955 he had a role in the musical “The Vamp.” His television appearances included guest on “Captain Video and his Video Rangers” in 1949, “Lux Video Theater” in 1951, one episode of Hopalong Cassidy” in 1952, three episodes of “Hallmark Hall of Fame” from 1952 to 1953, four episodes of “Kraft Theatre” from 1949 to 1952, “Campbell Summer Soundstage” in 1954, “Robert Montgomery Presents” in 1954, “Ponds Theater” in 1954, and the “Elgin Hour” in 1955. At one point, he operated a stock company in East Orange, New Jersey and did take a try at producing. According to his obituary in the New York Times newspaper, homicide was ruled the cause of his death after a robbery “went bad.” While touring as an actor with the stage production of “No Time for Sergeants,” two male teenagers over powered him in his hotel room in an attempt to rob him. He was beaten to death with a bottle as he tried to fight back. He shares his grave marker with his father.
Bio by: Linda Davis