|Born||David Delmar Watson
July 1, 1926
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Died||October 26, 2008
Glendale, California, USA
|Years active||1928–1947 (acting)|
|Spouse(s)||Antoinette Watson (2002–2008) (his death)|
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.
He had five brothers and three sisters who also acted in films, including Billy, Coy Jr., Garry, Harry, Bobs, and Louise Watson Roberts. 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.
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.
- Nelson, Valerie J. "Delmar Watson, child actor turned news photographer, dies at 82." Los Angeles Times. October 28, 2008.
- Andres, Holly J. "Famed news photographer Delmar Watson dies." Daily News. October 28, 2008.
- Pool, Bob. "Star Shines Brightly for Hollywood's First Family; Movies: The Watson clan of former child actors finally receives recognition for its pioneering contribution to films." The Los Angeles Times. April 23, 1999. Metro Part B Metro Desk Page 1.