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February 10, 1848
|Died||March 6, 1933 (aged 84)|
Ione, California, US
|Other names||Billy Courtright|
William Courtright (February 10, 1848 – March 6, 1933) was an American film actor.
Courtright's acting career began with Shakespearean plays, as he worked with Lawrence Barrett. Before entering the film industry, he appeared in minstrel shows. He made a world tour as a minstrel, with the tour's activities including performing before King Edward VII.
Sometimes billed as Billy Courtright, he appeared in 68 films between 1912 and 1930. He worked with D. W. Griffith and in his later career at the Hal Roach Studios, where he appeared in several early Laurel and Hardy comedies.
In 1873, Courtright married actress Jennie Lee, and they worked together in vaudeville for 12 years as Courtright and Lee. They also appeared together in Intolerance. Courtright died in Ione, California.
- If We Only Knew (1913)
- The Ranchero's Revenge (1913)
- In Diplomatic Circles (1913)
- The Sorrowful Shore (1913)
- The Enemy's Baby (1913)
- Intolerance (1916)
- The Deciding Kiss (1918)
- Hitting the High Spots (1918)
- Hard Boiled (1919)
- Ace of the Saddle (1919)
- The Jailbird (1920)
- The Speed Girl (1921)
- Man Under Cover (1922)
- At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern (1922)
- The Girl I Loved (1923)
- Bell Boy 13 (1923)
- The Heart Buster (1924)
- Are Parents People? (1925)
- Thank You (1925)
- The Nickel-Hopper (1926)
- Hands Across the Border (1926)
- On the Front Page (1926)
- Duck Soup (1927)
- The Glorious Fourth (1927)
- Jesse James (1927)
- The Pioneer Scout (1928)
- The Sunset Legion (1928)
- That's My Wife (1929)
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- "Veteran Actor on Screen at Empire". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Hawaii, Honolulu. October 10, 1928. p. 28. Retrieved March 27, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Were of the Stage". Oakland Tribune. California, Oakland. April 23, 1933. p. 11. Retrieved March 27, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Screen Shorts". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Ohio, Cincinnati. October 28, 1928. p. Section Three - Page 4. Retrieved March 27, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "An Old Minstrel Man". The Washington Times. D.C., Washington. June 6, 1914. p. 6.
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