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Also Known As: Died: May 29, 1942
Born: February 15, 1882 Cause of Death: myocarditis, complicated by chronic nephritis, cirrhosis of the liver and gastric ulcers
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1903:
Stage debut, "Magda"
1903:
New York debut, "Glad of It"
1909:
Achieved matinee idol status in "The Fortune Hunter"
1913:
Screen acting debut, "An American Citizen"
1920:
Enjoyed great stage successes in New York, London, and on tour, especially with "Richard III" and "Hamlet"
1926:
Starred in first film with recorded and synchronized musical score, "Don Juan"
1929:
Recited from "Richard III" in first sound film appearance, "Show of Shows"
1933:
Made Technicolor tests of Hamlet's soliloquies for a film which was never made
1934:
Seriously ill; journeyed to India upon recovery
1936:
Realized long ambition to portray a Shakespearian character on film; played Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet"
1942:
Recited Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy in last film "Playmates"

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