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Les Tremayne (1913-2003) was an actor born in England. He moved with his family to Chicago at the age of four.

In his early life, Tremayne worked as an amusement park barker, as well as in vaudeville. In the 1930s, he moved on to radio, the medium with which he's most associated. Among his roles there are as Nick Charles in The Adventures of the Thin Man and the title character on The Falcon.

By the 1950s, he had moved on to film and television, where he was often cast as shifty executives, errant husbands, and authoritative, no-nonsense professionals. In the latter stages of his career, he performed voice work in TV animation.

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