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||September 21, 1947
||January 16, 1878
||Cause of Death:
||Bronx, New York, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Made stage debut in stock with the Yorkville Theatre (New York City)
Wrote a stage melodrama, "Montana", in which he toured (dates approximate)
Joined D W Griffith at Biograph studios in New York; appeared in three Westerns shot on Staten Island
Began film acting career in earnest with film, "Bill Sharkley's Last Game"
Starred in several dozen Westerns directed by John Ford; produced a couple of them, supplied stories for many of them; often played character of 'Cheyenne Harry'
With advent of talkies, made personal stage appearances in the late 1920s
One-shot reunion with director John Ford; played supporting role in Ford's "The Prisoner of Shark Island"
Received Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role as the vice president in Frank Capra's "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"
Broadway debut, "Heavenly Express"
Played a leading role in a stage revival of Eugene O'Neill's comedy drama, "Ah, Wilderness!"
Acted onstage in "But Not Goodbye"
Release of last films, "So Dear to My Heart" and "Red River"