Lumsden Hare was an Irish born film and theatre actor. He was also a theatre director and theatrical producer. Born Francis Lumsden Hare in Tipperary, Ireland, he appeared in more than thirty-five Broadway-theatre productions in New York City between 1900 and 1942. He served as director and/or producer for various productions, some starring himself. He started appearing in films in 1916. By his last screen appearance in 1961, Hare had appeared in more than 140 films and over a dozen television productions. He died, age 89, in Beverly Hills, California.