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Also Known As: Died: June 29, 1933
Born: March 24, 1887 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Smith Center, Kansas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1888:
Family moved to California
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Worked as plumber's assistant before becoming performer in carnivals and vaudeville
1904:
Hired to work the Pantages vaudeville circuit
1907:
First appearance in film as an extra in one-reel comedies for Selig Polyscope Company
1909:
First film appearance in "Ben's Kid"
1913:
Joined Keystone; first film as actor (Keystone Cop) in "In the Clutches of the Gang"
1913:
Feature film acting debut, "Passions He Had Three"
1914:
Directed first feature, "Barnyard Flirtations"
1914:
Teamed with Mabel Normand for a series of films
1917:
Established own film company, Comique, in partnership with Joseph M Schenck; films released through Famous Players Lasky; hired Buster Keaton as a writer
1919:
Signed with Paramount; made nine films in an eighteen month period
1921:
Arrested and charged with manslaughter in the death of Virginia Rappe
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Tried three times for manslaughter; acquitted
1925:
Began directing films under the pseudonym William B Goodrich
1927:
Returned to stage in "Baby Mine"
1928:
Opened restaurant, The Plantation Cafe (closed 1930)
1932:
Made several vaudeville appearances and an unsuccessful European tour
1933:
Had just completed four comedy shorts for Warner Bros. at the time of death; died of heart attack after celebrating his first wedding anniversary with third wife

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