George Fawcett

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George Fawcett
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George Fawcett in 1909 in the play The Great John Ganton
Born (1860-08-25)August 25, 1860
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Died June 6, 1939(1939-06-06) (aged 78)
Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1915-1933
Spouse(s) Percy Haswell (1895–1939 his death) (1 daughter)

George Fawcett (August 25, 1860 – June 6, 1939) was an American stage and film actor of the silent era.

Biography[edit]

Born in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1860, Fawcett graduated from the University of Virginia.[1]

Fawcett had his own acting troupe, the Fawcett Stock Company.[2] He appeared on stage in such plays as Ghosts (1905) with Mary Shaw, The Squaw Man (1905) with William Faversham, The Great John Ganton (1909) with an up-and-coming actress Laurette Taylor in the cast, and Getting A Polish (1910) with actress May Irwin. He appeared in 151 films between 1915 and 1933.

Fawcett married actress Percy Haswell. Fawcett and Haswell had one daughter. He died in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in 1939.

Partial filmography[edit]

In a still from The Corner (1916), millionaire David Waltham (played by George Fawcett, holding a cigar and scowling) stands in a group of businessmen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katchmer, George A. (2009). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 113-114. ISBN 9781476609058. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "George Fawcett Takes Big Part in Great Movie Film". The Lima News. Ohio, Lima. September 19, 1915. p. 14. Retrieved April 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read

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