Delmar Watson

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Delmar Watson
Born David Delmar Watson
(1926-07-01)July 1, 1926
Los Angeles, California, USA
Died October 26, 2008(2008-10-26) (aged 82)
Glendale, California, USA
Years active 1928–1947 (acting)
Spouse(s) Antoinette Watson (2002–2008) (his death)

David Delmar Watson (July 1, 1926 – October 26, 2008) was an American child actor and news photographer.[1][2]


He was the son of actor, stuntman, and pioneer special effects artist Coy Watson Sr. They lived by Mack Sennett's studios in the old Edendale area (now Echo Park) of Los Angeles, California and Delmar attended Belmont High School.[2][3]

Delmar acted in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington alongside Jimmy Stewart and in Heidi with Shirley Temple. He and his brothers played the governor's sons in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

He had five brothers and three sisters who also acted in films, including Billy, Coy Jr., Garry, Harry, Bobs, and Louise Watson Roberts.[2][3] The family was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce by placing the Watson family ("the First Family of Hollywood") star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6674 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.[3]

Delmar edited and published five books: "Quick, Watson, The Camera', 1976; Los Angeles The Olympic City, 1932-1984, 1984; The 10th Olympiad - Japan, 1984; Goin' Hollywood 1887-1987, 1988; Delmar Watson's "Babe", The One and Only, 1992.

Watson died in his Glendale, California home from prostate cancer.[2]

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