Dennis Hoey

Dennis Hoey

Best remembered as the pompous, but wonderfully dim-witted, "Inspector Lestrade" of Scotland Yard in several of Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes offerings of the 1940's.

Father of director Michael A. Hoey.

Grandfather of Dennis Hoey.

His son, Michael A. Hoey, talks extensively about his father in an interview in the book, "A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde" (McFarland & Co., 2010), by Tom Weaver.

In his book, "Elvis, Sherlock and Me: How I Survived Growing Up in Hollywood" (BearManor Media 2007), his son, Michael A. Hoey, discusses his father's career and their somewhat fractious relationship in great detail.