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|Also Known As:||Died:||January 5, 1929|
|Born:||July 24, 1881||Cause of Death:|
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TLS ( 2006-05-08 )
Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006
b. July 24, 1881 Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia,
d. January 5, 1929 Glendale, CA.
At 15 years of age, McDermotts father passed away, leaving him in charge of his mother and sister. A year later he began appearing on the stage in Sydney, Australia and later in London. In 1909 he signed a contract with the Edison film studios. He appeared in films and became friends with Mary Pickford during his early days in film. He married actress Miriam Nesbitt she was eight years his senior - they split in 1922.
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