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Also Known As: Died: August 3, 2042
Born: March 27, 1884 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Five Points, Utah, USA Profession: Director ...
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1900:
Ran away from home to San Francisco at age 15
1900:
Worked as fisherman in Alaska to pay for drama school
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Began acting career appearing in medicine shows, road shows and stock including as barker in Billy Banks Travelling Stock Company
1903:
Organized own theater troupe
1906:
Became member of the Belasco company and made Broadway debut
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Worked in vaudeville and repertory in New York
1910:
Film debut in "The Usurper" for Lubin
1911:
Joined the Thanhouser Company; appeared in "The Pied Piper of Hamlin" and "She"
1914:
Directed "From Wash to Washington" for Thanhouser
1918:
Film directing debut, "Too Many Millions"
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Directed several Fatty Arbuckle comedies that were unreleased or pulled from distribution due to Arbuckle's manslaughter scandal
1927:
Directed first film for own production company (James Cruze Inc.), "On to Reno"
1928:
First film as producer only, "Wife Savers" (dir. Ralph Cedar)
1938:
Retired after heart attack

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