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William Collier Jr.

William Collier Jr.

  • Born on
    • February 12th, 1902
  • Died on
    • February 5th, 1987
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia William Collier Jr. (born Charles F. Gall Jr., February 12, 1902 – February 5, 1987) was an American film and stage actor who appeared in 89 films. William Collier (nicknamed "Buster") was born in New York City. When his parents divorced, his mother, the actress Paula Marr, remarried the actor William Collier Sr. who adopted Charles (the two did share a resemblance) and gave the boy the new name William Collier Jr. Collier's acting experience in childhood, having first appeared on stage at age seven, helped him to get his first movie role at the age of 14 in The Bugle Call (1916). He went on to become a popular leading man in the 1920s and made the transition from silent into sound film, however he retired from acting in 1935, and in 1937 went to work as a movie producer in England. At the end of the 1940s he returned to America and went on to produce drama series for television. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Filmography

Acting (8 Credits)

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1987Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow
1933The Story of Temple Drake as Toddy Gowan
1931Street Scene as Sam Kaplan
1931Little Caesar as Tony Passa
1931Cimarron as The Kid
1930Free and Easy as Master of Ceremonies
1924The Sea Hawk as Marsak
1919Back Stage as Stagehand

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