Tom Ricketts

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Birthday
15, 1853
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 20, 1939 (86)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1853
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 20, 1939 (86)

About

Director, screenwriter, and actor who is perhaps best remembered as the director of the very first Hollywood motion picture in 1909 called Justified. He is also notable for his appearance in the popular 1930's film Son of Frankenstein.

Before Fame

He played the antagonistic Ebenezer Scrooge in a 1908 production of A Christmas Carol.

Trivia

He was involved in over 300 films as an actor and director including well known titles such as Strangers of the Night, The Belle of Broadway, and The Three Musketeers.

Family Life

He was married to a woman named Josephine Ditt.

Associated With

Toward the end of his career, he had a role in A Star is Born, which was co-written by Dorothy Parker.