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Also Known As: Died: October 22, 1944
Born: May 21, 1870 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bennett's Switch, Indiana, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1891:
Stage acting debut, "The Limited Mail" in Chicago
1905:
Starred in the stage hit "The Lion and the Mouse"
1912:
Had a theatrical success with the "social disease" drama "Damaged Goods"
1914:
Film debut reprising stage role in "Damaged Goods"
1915:
Appeared with wife Adrienne Morrison and daughters in "The Valley of Decision"
1920:
Championed Eugene O'Neill's "Beyond the Horizon"; enjoyed stage success in
1922:
Starred in Broaway production of "He Who Gets Slapped"
1924:
Originated the role of an older vineyard owner who marries a younger woman in "They Knew What They Wanted"
1931:
First talking picture "Five and Ten", starring Marion Davies and Leslie Howard
1931:
Had featured role in "Arrowsmith"
1934:
Co-starred in "Nana", directed by Dorothy Arzner
1935:
Final appearance on Broadway in Maxwell Anderson's "Winterset"
1942:
Portrayed Major Amberson in Orson Wells' "The Magnificent Ambersons"

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