Archer Macmackin

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Birthday
7, 1888
Birthplace
Lake City, IA
Death Date
Feb 8, 1961 (73)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1888
Birthplace
Lake City, IA
Death Date
Feb 8, 1961 (73)

About

Maker of more than 70 silent films, most notably When Empty Hearts Are Filled and The Altar of Ambition.

Before Fame

He started as a story buyer for Essanay Studios: it was his job to put out notices for stories the studio was looking for and to collect submissions.

Trivia

He worked for the Works Progress Administration during the Depression, touring around the U.S. producing puppet shows.

Family Life

He was born in Lake City, Iowa, where the family fell on hard times after his father Dr. William McMackin's death in 1900.

Associated With

He never achieved the fame of fellow silent film director D.W. Griffith, but he still had a successful Hollywood career.