William Duncan (actor)

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William Duncan
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William Duncan (1920)
BornDecember 16, 1879
DiedFebruary 7, 1961(1961-02-07) (aged 81)
Resting placeInglewood Park Cemetery
Film director
Years active1911 - 1940
Spouse(s)Edith Johnson
(married 1921–1961)

William Duncan (December 16, 1879 – February 7, 1961) was an actor, producer, writer, and director of film serials. He was a leading star in the early film industry, working with the major studios of the day including the Selig Polyscope Company and Vitagraph. He had a role in hundreds of serial episodes in a career spanning from 1911 to 1940.

When William Duncan joined Vitagraph, his contract was worth $1,000,000 a year, which made him better paid than Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. Mr. Duncan is interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California, USA.

His second wife was Edith Johnson who sometimes costarred with him on screen.

Selected filmography[edit]

The Man of Might (1919)


  • "William Duncan". New York Times Movies. Retrieved 2007-11-13.

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