William Duncan (actor)

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William Duncan
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Born December 16, 1879
Dundee, Scotland
Died February 7, 1961
Hollywood, California
Occupation Actor
Film director
Years active 1911 - 1940

William Duncan (December 16, 1879 – February 7, 1961) was an actor, producer, writer, and director of film serials. He was a leading star in the early film industry, working with the major studios of the day including the Selig Polyscope Company and Vitagraph. He had a role in hundreds of serial episodes in a career spanning from 1911 to 1940.

When William Duncan joined Vitagraph, his contract was worth $1,000,000 a year, which made him better paid than Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. Mr. Duncan is interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California, USA.

Selected filmography[edit]

The Man of Might (1919)
Year Film
1911 The Telltale Knife
1923 The Steel Trail
1924 The Fast Express
Wolves of the North
1937 Forlorn River

References[edit]

"William Duncan". New York Times Movies. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 

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