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Tom Ricketts was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Ricketts's earliest roles were in film, including "Black Oxen" (1924), "Circe the Enchantress" (1924) and "Oh, Doctor!" (1924). He also appeared in "Bobbed Hair" (1925), "Wages For Wives" (1925) and "The Cat's Pajamas" (1926). He continued to act in productions like "Man of the World" (1931), "Ambassador Bill" (1931) and "A Farewell to Arms" (1932). He also appeared in "Forbidden" (1932). In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in "Sons of Steel" (1935), "Gold Diggers of 1937" (1936) and "We Went to College" (1936). He also appeared in "The Lady Escapes" (1937) and "The Young in Heart" (1938). Ricketts was most recently credited in "Going to Extremes" (ABC, 1992-93). Ricketts passed away in January 1939 at the age of 86.

Tom Ricketts was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Ricketts's earliest roles were in film, including "Black Oxen" (1924), "Circe the Enchantress" (1924) and "Oh, Doctor!" (1924). He also appeared in "Bobbed Hair" (1925), "Wages For Wives" (1925) and "The Cat's Pajamas" (1926). He continued to act in productions like "Man of the World" (1931), "Ambassador Bill" (1931) and "A Farewell to Arms" (1932). He also appeared in "Forbidden" (1932). In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in "Sons of Steel" (1935), "Gold Diggers of 1937" (1936) and "We Went to College" (1936). He also appeared in "The Lady Escapes" (1937) and "The Young in Heart" (1938). Ricketts was most recently credited in "Going to Extremes" (ABC, 1992-93). Ricketts passed away in January 1939 at the age of 86.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Secret Marriage (1919) Director
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  The Single Code (1917) Director
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  The Lure of the Mask (1915) Director
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  The End of the Road (1915) Director
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  The Buzzard's Shadow (1915) Director
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  Damaged Goods (1914) Director
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  The Hand of Uncle Sam (1910) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Son of Frankenstein (1939) Burgher
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 Four Men and a Prayer (1938) Station master
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 Young Fugitives (1938) Tom Riggins
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 Gateway (1938) Old man
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 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) Uncle Andre
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 The Baroness and the Butler (1938) Old man
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 The Young in Heart (1938) Andrew
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 Nothing Sacred (1937) Guest at banquet
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 Parnell (1937) Elderly man
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 A Star Is Born (1937) Servant
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Tony Scott ( 2006-03-06 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever

Married to actress Josephine Dipp (1868-1939), Ricketts directed the first motion picture in Hollywood. Starting in the honkytonks of London, he became of the best Shakespearean actors of his day and appeared on Broadway in ‘Miss Simplicity’ with Helen Lord and Frank Conway, ‘Over a Welsh Rarebit’ with Adella Baker and ‘Once Upon a Time’ with Josephine Victor and Colin Campbell. Ricketts worked up to a few days before his death. Leaving for work at Universal, his bad cold developed into pneumonia and his health quickly went down hill to his death. His wife was not informed of his death at the time, as she was suffering from a stroke she'd suffered in December 1938.

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