Richard Neill

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Richard Neill
American Actor Richard R, Neill.jpeg
Motion Picture News, 1916
Richard Renchaw Neill, Jr.

(1875-11-12)November 12, 1875
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedApril 8, 1970(1970-04-08) (aged 94)
OccupationActor, screenwriter[1]
Years active1910–1959
Spouse(s)Grace Jerome Williams
(m. 1915-1970; his death)[2]

Richard Renchaw Neill Jr. (November 12, 1875 – April 8, 1970) was an American actor and screenwriter who worked in both the silent and sound eras.[3] He performed in more than 200 films between 1910 and 1959, and during the early part of his long screen career, he wrote "several scenarios" for productions.[1] Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he died in California, in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Lobby card showing Neill (right) in Somewhere in Sonora (1923)

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  1. ^ a b "NEILL, Richard R.", featured in "Motion Picture Studio Directory" supplement in Motion Picture News (New York, N.Y.), October 21, 1916, p. 196. Internet Archive, San Francisco. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  2. ^ "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940", Richard Renchaw Neill to Grace Jerome Williams, November 12, 1915, Bronx, New York City. New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,940,961.
  3. ^ Katchmer, George A. (May 20, 2015). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. ISBN 9781476609058. Retrieved March 28, 2019 – via Google Books.

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