True Boardman

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True Boardman
True Boardman 1917.jpg
In The Further Adventures of Stingaree (1917)
Born (1882-04-21)April 21, 1882
Oakland, California
Died September 28, 1918(1918-09-28) (aged 36)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Stage and film actor
Years active 1911-1919

True Boardman (April 21, 1882 – September 28, 1918) was an American film actor of the silent era. He appeared in 137 films between 1911 and 1919 before falling victim to the 1918 flu pandemic.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

True Boardman as "Stingaree." 1915

True Boardman was born in Oakland, California, the son of Bay Area actress Caro True Boardman,[4] and died at the age of 36 in Los Angeles, California. True Boardman began performing on stage in 1900 at Oakland and later spent some time doing theater work in Seattle before embarking on his film career.[5][6]

He was the husband of actress Virginia True Boardman (Margaret Shields) [7][8] and the father of True Eames Boardman (1909–2003).[9] who had a long career as a script writer for radio, film and television. As a boy True Eames Boardman had appeared in a number of films, including some starring Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford.[10][11]

Boardman was the great-grandfather of actress Lisa Gerritsen.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reno Evening Gazette 14 December 1918
  2. ^ World War One Draft Registration
  3. ^ Silent Film Necrology by Eugene Michael Vazzana 2001
  4. ^ The Oakland Tribune 8 November 1900
  5. ^ The Oakland Tribune 8 November 1900
  6. ^ 1910 US Census Records
  7. ^ Oregon Marriage Records
  8. ^ 1910 US Census Records
  9. ^ 1920 US Census Records
  10. ^ Post-Standard, (Syracuse, New York) 5 August 2003 | Page 74
  11. ^ "True Boardman, 94; Child Actor, Scriptwriter". Los Angeles Times, August 3, 2003. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 

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