Donald Crisp

Donald Crisp

  • Born on
    • July 27th, 1882
  • Died on
    • May 25th, 1974
Donald Crisp was born George William Crisp at the family home in Bow, London. Donald's parents were James Crisp and Elizabeth Crisp, his birth was registered by his mother on 4th September 1882. Donald's sisters were Elizabeth, Ann, Alice (known as Louisa) and Eliza and his brothers were James, John and Mark. Family memories state that Donald's brother-in-law James Needham (Louisa's husband) lent/gave Donald the fare to USA. The family have a photo of Donald which he sent to 'Jimmy' and signed. On 16th February 1937 Donald applied for a US Social Security account number giving his address as N Vista Street Hollywood California, and his employers Warner Brothers Pictures, Burbank California. On his application Donald did not know his mother's maiden name.

Starring Donald Crisp on Plex


Acting (60 Credits)

1963Spencer's Mountain as Grandpa Spencer
1961Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog as James Brown
1960A Dog of Flanders as Jehan Daas
1960Pollyanna as Mayor Karl Warren
1958Saddle the Wind as Dennis Deneen
1958The Last Hurrah as The Cardinal
1955The Man from Laramie as Alec Waggoman
1955The Long Gray Line as Old Martin
1954Prince Valiant as King Aguar
1951Home Town Story as John MacFarland
1950Bright Leaf as Major Singleton
1949Challenge to Lassie as 'Jock' Gray
1948Hills of Home as Drumsheugh
1948Whispering Smith as Barney Rebstock
1947Ramrod as Jim Crew
1945Son of Lassie as Sam Carraclough
1945The Valley of Decision as William Scott
1944National Velvet as Herbert Brown
1944The Adventures of Mark Twain as J.B. Pond
1944The Uninvited as Commander Beech
1943Lassie Come Home as Sam Carraclough
1943Forever and a Day as Captain Martin
1942The Battle of Midway as Main Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
1942The Gay Sisters as Ralph Pedloch
1941How Green Was My Valley as Mr. Morgan
1941Shining Victory as Dr. Drewett
1941Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Sir Charles Emery
1940The Sea Hawk as Admiral Sir John Burleson
1940Brother Orchid as Brother Superior
1940City for Conquest as Scotty MacPherson
1940Knute Rockne All American as Father John Callahan, C.S.C
1940Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet as Minister Althoff
1939The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex as Francis Bacon
1939The Oklahoma Kid as Judge Hardwick
1939The Old Maid as Doctor Lanskell
1939Wuthering Heights as Dr. Kenneth
1939Daughters Courageous as Samuel 'Sam' Sloane
1939Juarez as Maréchal Bazaine
1938The Dawn Patrol as Phipps
1938Jezebel as Dr. Livingstone
1938The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse as Police Inspector Lewis Lane
1938The Sisters as Tim Hazelton
1937The Life of Emile Zola as Maitre Labori
1937That Certain Woman as Jack V. Merrick Sr.
1937Confession as Presiding Judge
1937The Great O'Malley as Police Captain Cromwell
1937Parnell as Michael Davitt
1936A Woman Rebels as Judge Byron Thistlewaite
1936The Charge of the Light Brigade as Colonel Campbell
1936Mary of Scotland as Huntly
1935Mutiny on the Bounty as Thomas Burkitt
1934The Little Minister as Docteur McQueen
1932Red Dust as Guidon
1931Svengali as The Laird
1926The Black Pirate as MacTavish
1919Broken Blossoms as Battling Burrows
1916Intolerance as Extra (uncredited)
1915The Birth of a Nation as Gen. U.S. Grant
1914The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' as -
1912The Musketeers of Pig Alley as Rival Gang Member (uncredited)

Director (1 Credits)



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