B. Wayne Lamont

born: 10 December 1895
New York City, New York,
United States of America
died: 12 December 1977
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(age 82)

American actor who had a very brief film career. He was a law clerk (age 14), hardware store salesman, wholesale jewelry seller, actor, writer, assistant director, and production manager. He used various first names throughout his life: BURNET, BURT, BERT (not the vaudeville comedian), BERNIE, BERNARD, HERBERT, WAYNE, and B. WAYNE. His WWI Draft Card gives his birth year as 1896, but this disagrees with his "official" NYC Birth Record the 1900 US Census, CA Death Index, WWII Draft Card, etc.
His father died before he was five years old. In 1917 he married his first of (probably) four wives . They were divorced before the 1926 marriage to his second wife (her second marriage) GLADYS RYLEY. She was from a mega wealthy, socially prominent Versailles, KY family. In 1924 (Los Angeles) she bore their son, BURNET W. LAMONT. Evidently, they were living together before the divorces were final. They divorced before the 1930 US Census.
In a 1926 newspaper item (society page), GLADYS RYLEY is referred to as "Mrs. B. WAYNE LAMONT of Hollywood, Calif.". Thereafter, she is referred to as "Mrs. BURNET LAMONT" the many times her name was in the newspaper in KY until their son is killed in April of 1944 in WWII while on a photo reconnaissance mission over North Africa.
In the 1960's, as BURNET LAMONT, he was production manager or assistant director on two popular TV series': "Adventures in Paradise" and "Peyton Place" according to other online sites.
He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California.
Real name: Burnet Herbert Lamonte
Height: 6'0"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


There Goes The Bride
Burglar #2

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Q3-9JP3?cc=1804002 (Marriage to GLADYS RYLEY 24 Dec. 1926 CA occupation: writer)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGQL-1L5 (Birth of son BURNET W. 23 Nov. 1924 CA Mother is RYLEY; Father is actor)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDGN-PBV (HERBERT LAMONTE; Manhattan Birth Record 10 Dec.1895 Mom: DORA ZABINSKI)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS2Q-JKC (BERNARD LAMONT; Manhattan Census 1900: with Grandparents; Mom is widowed)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M573-8LN (BURNET LAMONT; Manhattan Census 1910: age 14; law clerk for lawyer)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6JW-ZGR (BURNET H. LAMONT; WWI Draft 1917; self-employed jewelry business; h.537 W.150th St.)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ12-HGP (BURNETT La MONT; Manhattan Census 1920: hardware salesman)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJB-C2W (WAIN LEMONT: Los Angeles Census 1930; actor; motion pictures; wife; PHYL)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMNS-6HY (GLADYS R. LAMONT; Versailles, KY Census 1930; divorced; w/son BURNETT LAMONT Jr.)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C2-23Q (BURNETT LAMONT: LA Census 1940; production manager; motion pictures; wife; ALICE)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939V-WWSF-N2?cc=1861144 (BURNET HERBERT LAMONT;1942 WWII Draft Card; ROLAND REED Productions)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPH1-ZMJ (BURNET H. LAMONT; CA Death Index; died LA 12 Dec 1977; born NY 10 Dec.1895)
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69655230 (BERNIE LAMONT (1895-1977) Forest Lawn Mem.Park (Hollywood Hills)
Jim Jarvis (dedicated research and help)

This page was last updated on: 09 July 2017