Sunday, 27 April 2014
Philippe De Lacy - American child movie star rescued during WW1
After the war, Edith adopted Philippe and took him to America, where he began a career as a child model. He was discovered by a Hollywood talent scout and appeared in his first film when he was four years old.
After appearing in 36 films, many of which were for Paramount Studios, Philippe decided to concentrate on producing and directing films, rather than acting in them. During the 1950s he also managed a Hollywood TV station and directed films for television.
He died on 29th July 1995 at the age of 78.
The story was told to me by Leigh Bennett from The Wirral who is related to Edith.
Sources: Leigh Bennett and Wikipedia
Photo: Wiki Images