Thomas Holding

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Thomas Holding
Anna Q. Nilsson in The Vanity Pool.jpg
Thomas Holding, Anna Q. Nilsson, and Franklyn Farnum in The Vanity Pool (1918)
Born 25 January 1880
Blackheath, Kent, England
Died 4 May 1929 (aged 49)
New York City, New York, US
Other names "The Costume Man"
Occupation Actor
Years active 1914 - 1929

Thomas J. Holding (25 January 1880 – 4 May 1929) was a British-born stage and film actor. He was popular in silent films during the World War I years. His first films were in several features starring the actress Pauline Frederick. He possibly had an extensive stage career in his native Britain before arriving in the United States. Holding died in 1929 of a heart attack in his dressing room while acting on Broadway according to Variety of 8 May 1929.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Who Was Who on the Screen, 3rd Edit. p. 343 by Evelyn Mack Truitt, c.1983
  2. ^ Silent Film Necrology, 2nd Edit. pp. 246-247 by Eugene Michael Vazzana c.2001

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