Lester Allen worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Allen's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the musical comedy "The Heat's on" (1943) with Mae West, "The Dolly Sisters" (1945) and "The Great Flamarion" (1945) with Erich von Stroheim. He also appeared in "The Dark Mirror" (1946). His film career continued throughout the forties and the seventies in productions like "Fun on a Weekend" (1947), the Judy Garland adaptation "The Pirate" (1948) and the comedy "Ma and Pa Kettle" (1949) with Marjorie Main. Allen also created music for the Adolfas Mekas documentary "Diaries, Notes & Sketches - Volume 1, Reels 1-6: Lost Lost Lost" (1975). Allen had a number of different projects under his belt in the eighties through the early 2000s, including the Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman blockbuster "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), "The Cemetery Club" (1993), "A Walk on the Moon" with Diane Lane (1999) and "The Amati Girls" (2001) starring Mercedes Ruehl. Most recently, Allen provided music for "Hitchcock" (2012).