Bert Lytell was a popular leading man in American movie romances, melodramas, and adventures of the late teens through the late '20s. The New York City-born Lytell made his theatrical debut at age three. Lytell's film career ended with the advent of sound, after which he resumed his career in theater. In 1936, Lytell directed Along Came Love. Later he spent several years as the president of the Actors' Equity. His brother, Wilfred Lytell, was also a silent film actor.