William Collier, Jr.
|William Collier, Jr.|
William Collier circa 1913 with his adoptive father
|Born||Charles F. Gall Jr.
February 12, 1902
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||February 5, 1987
San Francisco, California, U.S.
William Collier, Jr. (February 12, 1902 – February 5, 1987) was an American film and stage actor who appeared in 89 films.
William Collier (nicknamed "Buster") was born as Charles F. Gall, Jr. in New York City. When his parents divorced his mother, the actress Paula Marr, re-married the actor William Collier, Sr. who adopted Charles and gave the boy the new name William Collier Jr. Collier's acting experience in childhood, having first appeared on stage at age seven, helped him to get his first movie role at the age of 14 in The Bugle Call (1916). He went on to become a popular leading man in the 1920s & made the transition from silent into sound film, however he retired from acting in 1935, and in 1937 went to work as a movie producer in England. At the end of the 1940s he returned to America and went on to produce drama series for television. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Selected filmography as an actor
- The Bugle Call (1916)
- Never Again (1916)
- Back Stage (1919)
- Everybody's Sweetheart (1920)
- The Mine with the Iron Door (1924)
- Wine of Youth (1924)
- The Lighthouse by the Sea (1924)
- Eve's Secret (1925)
- The Lucky Lady (1926)
- Convoy (1927)
- A Night of Mystery (1928)
- Hardboiled Rose (1929)
- Tide of Empire (1929)
- The Show of Shows (1929)
- Melody Man (1930)
- Lummox (1930)
- Rain or Shine (1930)
- New Movietone Follies of 1930 (1930)
- Little Caesar (1931)
- Cimarron (1931)
- Street Scene (1931)
- The Phantom Express (1932)
- Dancers in the Dark (1932)
- The County Fair (1932)
He died on February 5, 1987, in San Francisco.
- IMDb entry for Collier
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