William Duncan (actor)

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William Duncan
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William Duncan (1920)
Born December 16, 1879
Dundee, Scotland
Died February 7, 1961(1961-02-07) (aged 81)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Resting place Inglewood Park Cemetery
Occupation Actor
Film director
Years active 1911 - 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)
Year Film
1911 The Telltale Knife
1917 The Fighting Trail
1919 Smashing Barriers
1921 Hopalong Rides Again
1923 The Steel Trail
1924 The Fast Express
Wolves of the North
1936 Three on the Trail
1937 Forlorn River
1938 The Frontiersmen
Bar 20 Justice
1940 The Farmer's Daughter


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