|Born||August 14, 1870|
Greenville, Missouri, USA
|Died||November 3, 1947 77) (aged|
Nelson McDowell (August 14, 1870 – November 3, 1947) was an American actor. He appeared in 176 films between 1917 and 1945. He was born in Greenville, Missouri and died in Hollywood, California after he shot himself.
Greenville is a small city located on U.S. Highway 67 near the intersection with Route D and E in Wayne County, Missouri in the United States along the St. Francis River. The population was 511 at the 2010 census. Greenville was incorporated and founded as the county seat of Wayne County in 1819.
The Scarlet Car is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Joe De Grasse and featuring Lon Chaney. The film is based upon the novel The Scarlet Car by Richard Harding Davis, which also was the basis of a 1923 film of the same name. A print of the 1917 film exists and has been released on DVD.
The Feud is a lost 1919 American silent drama film directed by Edward LeSaint and starring Tom Mix. It was produced and distributed by the Fox Film Corporation.
Masked is a 1920 American short Western film directed by Mack V. Wright and featuring Hoot Gibson.
George Brackett Seitz was an American playwright, screenwriter, film actor and director. He was known for his screenplays for action serials, including:
Charles K. French was an American film actor, screenwriter and director who appeared in more than 240 films between 1909 and 1945.
Martha Mattox was an American silent film actor most notable for her role of Mammy Pleasant in the 1927 film The Cat and the Canary. She also played a role in Torrent (1926). She died from a heart ailment at age 53.
Robert F. Kortman was an American film actor mostly associated with westerns, though he also appeared in a number of Laurel and Hardy comedies. He appeared in more than 260 films between 1914 and 1952.
William Anton Gittinger, best known as William Steele, was an American actor of small roles in Westerns, particularly those of John Ford.
Harry Todd was an American actor. He appeared in 391 films between 1909 and 1935. He died in Glendale, California, from a heart attack at the age of 71. He was married to actress Margaret Joslin.
Charles Hill Mailes was a Canadian actor of the silent era. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1870, Mailes appeared in 290 films between 1909 and 1935. He married the actress Claire McDowell in 1906 and the happy couple appeared in numerous silent films together including The Mark of Zorro (1920). They had two sons, Robert and Eugene. He died in Los Angeles, California, in 1937.
Claire McDowell was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 350 films between 1908 and 1945.
James A. Marcus was an American actor. He appeared in 109 films between 1915 and 1937. He was born in New York City and died in Hollywood, California from a heart attack. Marcus' most notable films include Regeneration, Oliver Twist and Sadie Thompson.
Alan Roscoe was an American film actor of the silent and early talking film eras. He appeared in 108 films between 1915 and 1933. His interment was located in Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. He was married to Last of the Mohicans costar Barbara Bedford.
George Hackathorne was an American actor of the silent era. He appeared in 59 films between 1916 and 1939. His interment was located in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Roy Stewart was an American actor of the silent era. He appeared in 138 films between 1915 and 1933. He was born in San Diego, California and died in Los Angeles, California from a heart attack.
William J. Dyer was an American actor of the silent era. He appeared in dozens of films, mostly Westerns and action films, between 1915 and 1933. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and died in Hollywood, California. He was also credited as William Dyer and Bill Dyer.
Pathé Exchange was an independent American film production and distribution company from 1921 through 1927.
Harry Semels was an American film actor. He appeared in over 315 film between 1917 and 1946.
Walter B. McGrail was an American film actor. He appeared in more than 150 films between 1916 and 1951. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and died in San Francisco, California, at the age of 81.
David Torrence was a Scottish film actor. He appeared in 104 films between 1913 and 1939. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was the brother of actor Ernest Torrence. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and died in Los Angeles, California. He is interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery.
Hans Adalbert Schlettow was a German film actor. Schlettow appeared in around a hundred and sixty films during his career, the majority during the silent era. Among his best-known film roles was Hagen von Tronje in Fritz Lang's film classic Die Nibelungen (1924). In 1929 he starred in the British director Anthony Asquith's film A Cottage on Dartmoor.
Melbourne MacDowell was an American stage and screen actor. He began on the legitimate stage in the 1870s and first appeared on the silent screen in 1917.
Edmund Burns was an American actor. He was best known for his films of the silent 1920s, particularly The Princess from Hoboken (1927), Made for Love (1926), and After the Fog (1929), although he continued acting in films until 1936. Burn's first film appearance was an uncredited role as an extra in The Birth of a Nation (1915). Other films include The Country Kid (1923), The Farmer from Texas (1925), Ransom (1928), The Adorable Outcast (1928), Hard to Get (1929), The Shadow of the Eagle (1932), Hollywood Boulevard (1936), and his last film, Charles Barton's Murder with Pictures (1936) for Paramount Pictures.
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