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|Also Known As:||Died:||November 15, 1954|
|Born:||April 28, 1878||Cause of Death:||heart ailment|
|Birth Place:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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First stage appearance as Thomas the coachman in "The Rivals" (for one performance) during tour starring his grandmother, Mrs. John Drew
Stage acting debut in "The Bachelor's Baby"
Broadway debut in "Sag Harbor"
Joined Biograph film company
Acted in over 50 short films (many by D.W. Griffith)
Wrote two short films, one of which was D.W. Griffith's "The Tender-Hearted Boy"
Feature film acting debut in "Men and Women"
Feature writing and directing debut, "Life's Whirlpool"
Acted in MGM's first talkie, "Alias Jimmy Valentine"
First feature as producer and composer (also director), "His Glorious Night"
First appearance as Dr. Gillespie (for the 15-film MGM series) in "Young Dr. Kildare"
Composed tone poem, "In Memoriam," in dedication to his brother, John, which was performed by the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra
Last screen appearance in "Main Street to Broadway" (as himself)
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