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William LeMassena

Born: May 23, 1916

Death: Jan 19, 1993

Birthplace: Glen Ridge

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

William LeMassena

Date of Birth : May 23, 1916
Date of Death : Jan 19, 1993
Birth Place : Glen Ridge

William LeMassena was an American stage and television actor who appeared in occasional films. LeMassena was a graduate of NYU. His first Broadway job was with the Theatre Guild, appearing in the 1939 production of The Taming of the Shrew, starring the Lunts. "Billy Lem", as he was known by his friends, became a regular part of the Lunt's unofficial rep company of actors, In the later part of his career, LeMassena did several seasons of regional work at Meadowbrook Theatre in Rochester, Michigan, and also had a long run in Broadway's Deathtrap. He appeared as the Heavenly Friend who serves as a guide to Gordon MacRae on his return trip to Earth in the 1956 film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. Massena appeared in other roles, however, including a stint towards the end of his life as Ambrose Bingham, on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns.


  • Actor

Also known as

  • Billy LeMassena
  • William Le Massena
  • Billy Lem
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