Charles Lamont
Date of Birth
May 05, 1895
Birth Place:
San Francisco, CA

Biography

Descended from a theatrical family, Charles Lamont entered films as a prop man in 1919. During the 1920s and early 1930s, Lamont directed dozens of 2-reel comedies for Mack Sennett, Al Christie and Educational Studios. In contrast to most comedy directors, Lamont believed in strictly adhering to the script, allowing no ad-libbing from his stars, be they 5-year-old Shirley Temple or the Three...