Lou Tellegen-- silent screen actor

Jennifer Strickland (jstrickland@ithaca.edu)
Wed, 8 Mar 2000 07:30:06 -0800 (PST)

Does anyone know how to pronounce the actor/director Lou Tellegen's
name? He was born in the Netherlands, but ended up (and a tragic end it
was) in the United States. A film student is planning a dialogue in
which Tellegen's name figures prominently. He has heard it pronounced
three different ways among Cinema faculty members and a Dutch student:

Tellejen ( soft "g")
Tellegan ( hard "g")
Tellehen ( "h" sound. This last suggestion is from the Dutch student)

He wants the pronunciation to reflect his name as it was popularly

Thanks in advance for any advice.

--Jennifer Strickland
Ithaca College Library