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Willis Marks (August 20, 1865, Rochester, Minnesota, United States – December 6, 1952, Los Angeles, California) was an American silent film actor.



In 1888, Marks debuted on stage professionally. He acted in Oliver Morosco's stock company for nine years.He went to Hollywood in 1915, and for 20 years he portrayed older men in many films, including The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924), in which he played William Seward. Marks' career declined after the emergence of sound movies. [1]

Marks was married to actress Carroll Marshall. [2] His son, Chandler Marks, was also an actor. [3]

Marks' papers are housed at the University of Denver.

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  1. Wollstein, Hans J. "Willis Marks". AllMovie. Archived from the original on December 27, 2021. Retrieved March 30, 2022.
  2. "The Coast Defenders". The Green Book Album: A Magazine of the Passing Show. April 1910. p. 861. Retrieved March 29, 2022.
  3. "Flashes from Stock Stages". The Dramatic Mirror. April 14, 1917. p. 12. Retrieved March 30, 2022.