Delmar Watson

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Delmar Watson
Born David Delmar Watson
(1926-07-01)July 1, 1926
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died October 26, 2008(2008-10-26) (aged 82)
Glendale, California, U.S.
Years active 1928–1947 (acting)
Spouse(s) Antoinette Watson (2002–08; his death)

David Delmar Watson (July 1, 1926 – October 26, 2008) was an American child actor and news photographer.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

He was one of nine children born to actor, stuntman, and pioneer special effects artist Coy Watson Sr. The family lived in the old Edendale area (now Echo Park) of Los Angeles. Delmar attended Belmont High School.[2][3]

Delmar acted in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington alongside Jimmy Stewart and in Heidi with Shirley Temple. His eight siblings (five brothers and three sisters) also acted in films, including Coy Jr., Harry and Bobs.[2] He and his brothers played the governor's sons in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. [3] 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.[3]

Delmar Watson 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.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

Watson died in his Glendale, California home from prostate cancer, aged 82.[2]

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