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Les Podewell (1907–1998)

Lester Burton Podewell was born on November 3, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the son of Edwin L. Podewell (1881-1964) and Anna B. Birkgit (1881-1961). He met actress Beverly Ruth Younger (1915-1999) in the Eugene O'Neill play, The Straw, in which they both had roles. They married later that year in 1937. He was a Chicago actor who starred with ... See full bio »

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Only the Lonely
Thu, Oct 24 6:15 PM PDT on HBOC (523)

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Groundhog Day Old Man
(1993)
The Naked Face Old Man
(1984)
Code of Silence Coroner
(1985)
American Playhouse Grandpa / Les
(1982)

Filmography

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 1994 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Jerry
- Over the Rainbow (1994) ... Jerry
 1993 Blink
Old Man
 1993 Groundhog Day
Old Man
 1992 Equinox
Jerome Hamner
 1991 Only the Lonely
Jack
 1990 Meet the Applegates
Mr. Goodpastor
 1989 Dream Breakers (TV Movie)
Elevator Starter
 1987 A Conspiracy of Love (TV Movie)
Buzzy (as Lester Podewell)
 1985 Code of Silence
Coroner
 1985 Two Fathers' Justice (TV Movie)
 1984 The Naked Face
Old Man
 1983 Heart of Steel (TV Movie)
Eddie
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Grandpa / Les
- Who Am I This Time? (1982) ... Les
 1979 Mark Twain: Beneath the Laughter (TV Movie)
Tom Nash
 1969 Gaily, Gaily
Minister (as Les Podwell)
 1962 Night of Evil (as Les Podwell)
 1957 Mr. B Natural (Short)
Mr. Turner (Buzz's father) (uncredited)
 1950 Studs' Place (TV Series)
 1947 Are You Popular? (Short)
Mr. Ames (as Lester Podewell)
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Lester Podewell became a member of the Chicago Art Theater repertoire company in September 1930. He had graduated from the Lindblom High School and as a student at the Englewood night school drama school took an active part in amateur theatricals. As director of the Amaplayers, he took part in six plays which were presented variously at the Goodman Theater and the auditorium of the Englewood High... See more »

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