Lester Cuneo
Date of Birth
Oct 25, 1888
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL


Handsome American silent western star Lester Cuneo, the self-proclaimed "Smiling Daredevil of the Screen," began his film career in early Selig westerns starring Tom Mix. By the early 1920s, Cuneo had formed his own production company to take up direct competition with Mix, a nemesis, reportedly, both on and off the screen. Unfortunately, although well-mounted, Cuneo's westerns received scant...