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Dell Henderson

Dell Henderson
Born George Delbert Henderson
(1877-07-05)July 5, 1877
St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Died December 2, 1956(1956-12-02) (aged 79)
Hollywood, California, USA
Other names Del Henderson
Arthur Buchanan
Years active 1908-1950
Spouse(s) Florence Lee (?-1956) (his death)

George Delbert "Dell" Henderson (5 July 1877 – 2 December 1956) was a Canadian actor, director and writer. He began his long and prolific film career in the early days of silent film.


Henderson was a frequent associate of film pioneer D.W. Griffith and, on a less prolific basis, Mack Sennett. After retiring from directing in 1927, Henderson turned to acting full-time, on several occasions as a comic foil for such comedians as The Three Stooges, W.C. Fields and Laurel and Hardy.

Modern audiences will remember Henderson as annoyed hospital president Dr. Graves in The Three Stooges film Men in Black and the put-upon chaperone in the Little Rascals film Choo-Choo!.

Henderson died of a heart attack on December 2, 1956.[1][2]

Partial filmography


  1. "Del Henderson, 79, Former Film Actor". New York Times. December 5, 1956. Retrieved 2010-03-09. Del Henderson, early motion-picture actor and director, died Sunday at the Motion Picture Country House after a heart attack, ... 
  2. Howard Maurer, Joan; (1984). The Three Stooges Book of Scripts, Citadel Press.

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