William Russell

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Birthday
12, 1884
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 18, 1929 (44)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
12, 1884
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 18, 1929 (44)

About

Twentieth century actor, director, and screenwriter who appeared in over 200 silent films, including Pride and the Man, and Girls Gone Wild.

Before Fame

He became an amateur boxing champion after becoming an invalid at age 16 and undergoing intense physical therapy.

Trivia

He directed five films in which he also starred, including Soul Mates and The Man Who Would Not Die.

Family Life

His brother was director Albert Russell. He married actress Charlotte Burton and later married actress Helen Ferguson.

Associated With

He and Lillian Gish were both stars of the silent film era.