Herbert Standing

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Herbert Standing
Born (1846-11-13)13 November 1846
Peckham, London, England, UK
Died 5 December 1923(1923-12-05) (aged 77)
Los Angeles, California, US
Occupation actor
Years active 1867-1923
Spouse(s) Emilie Browne
Children Guy Standing
Wyndham Standing
Percy Standing
Jack Standing

Herbert Standing (13 November 1846 – 5 December 1923) was a British stage and screen actor and the patriarch of the Standing family of actors. He was the father of numerous children who many of them had careers in the theatre and/or in cinema. Standing himself towards the end of his life appeared in many Hollywood silent films.

He began in theatre in 1867 and had a 40 plus year as a stage actor before turning to films in 1913.[1]

His children include Guy Standing, Wyndham Standing, Percy Standing and Jack Standing. Other children are Herbert Standing, Jr. and Aubrey Standing.[2] Grandchildren who were also involved in show business, Joan Standing, Kay Hammond, Guy Standing Jr., Jack Standing Jr. A nephew was Gordon Standing(1887–1927).[3] Present day character actor John Standing (son of Kay Hammond) is a great-grandson.

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  1. ^ Who Was Who in the Theatre:1912-1976 c. 1976, page 2241 volume4 Q-Z; a compilation of books originally published annually by John Parker; 1976 version published by Gale Research
  2. ^ Who Was Who on Screen p. 433, 2nd edition, by Evelyn Mack Truitt; c.1977
  3. ^ Silent Film Necrology 2nd Edit. by Eugene Michael Vazzana c. 2001

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