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William Farnum ACTOR

William Farnum was born on July 4th, 1876 in Boston, Massachusetts to parents, G.D Farnum and Adela Le Gros.  Both his parents were working actors and they taught him and his two brothers, Dustin and Marshall how to act. 
At the age of ten, William was already performing on stage making his debut in "Julius Caesar" in Richmond, Virginia.  In 1888 he made his first vaudeville performance and then in 1896 he traveled to New York and performed on stage there and soon found working touring for five years with the production "Ben Hur".
After gaining a decent amount of exposure and stage experience he made his way to working in the film industry and soon became one of Hollywood's most highest paid actors.  His film debut was as leading man of Cecil B. DeMille's first feature, "The Squaw Man" (1914). Some of his other film roles were in "The Spoilers" (1914), "Riders of the Purple Sage' (1918), "The Man Who Fights Alone" (1924), "Law of the Sea" (1931), "The Drifter" (1932), "The Clutching Hand" (1936) and "Wild Fire" (1945) among many others.
He never neglected working as a stage actor and often returned to appear in such plays as "The Buccaneer" and "Macbeth". 
William never had any of his own children, however he did marry three different times but only his marriage to his second wife, Olive White lasted a decent length.  He then passed away on June 5th, 1953 in Hollywood, California from cancer.
He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion picture Industry.  

1952 Jack and the Beanstalk
1952 Lone Star
1951 Hollywood Story 
1950 Trail of Robin Hood
1950 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1949 Samson and Delilah 
1949 Bride of Vengeance
1949 Daughter of the West 
1949 Gun Cargo 
1947 Heaven Only Knows
1947 The Perils of Pauline
1946 My Dog Shep
1946 Rolling Home
1946 God's Country
1945 Captain Kidd
1945 Wildfire
1944 The Mummy's Curse
1943 Frontier Badmen
1943 Prairie Chickens
1943 Hangmen Also Die!
1943 Calaboose
1942 Tennessee Johnson
1942 American Empire
1942 Deep in the Heart of Texas
1942 Tish
1942 Boss of Hangtown Mesa
1942 The Silver Bullet
1942 Men of Texas
1942 The Spoilers
1942 Lone Star Ranger
1942 Today I Hang
1941 The Corsican Brothers
1941 Last of the Duanes
1941 Gangs of Sonora
1941 A Woman's Face
1941 Cheers for Miss Bishop
1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her
1940 Kit Carson 
1940 Adventures of Red Ryder
1940 Convicted Woman
1939 South of the Border
1939 Rovin' Tumbleweeds
1939 Colorado Sunset
1939 Mexicali Rose
1938 Shine On, Harvest Moon
1938 Santa Fe Stampede
1938 If I Were King 
1938 The Secret of Treasure Island 
1938 The Lone Ranger
1937 Public Cowboy No. 1 
1937 Git Along Little Dogies 
1937 Maid of Salem
1936 The Vigilantes Are Coming
1936 Hollywood Boulevard 
1936 Undersea Kingdom
1936 The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand
1936 The Kid Ranger
1936 Custer's Last Stand
1935 The Fighting Coward
1935 The Irish Gringo
1935 Between Men
1935 The Eagle's Brood
1935 Powdersmoke Range
1935 The Crusades 
1935 Million Dollar Haul 
1934 The Silver Streak 
1934 The Brand of Hate 
1934 Cleopatra
1934 The Scarlet Letter 
1934 Happy Landing 
1934 The Count of Monte Cristo 
1934 Are We Civilized? 
1934 School for Girls 
1934 Good Dame
1933 Marriage on Approval 
1933 Another Language
1933 Stolen by Gypsies or Beer and Bicycles 
1933 Supernatural 
1933 Reckless Decision 
1932 Flaming Guns 
1932 Mr. Robinson Crusoe 
1932 The Drifter 
1931 The Wide Open Spaces
1931 Law of the Sea
1931 The Pagan Lady
1931 Oh! Oh! Cleopatra
1931 A Connecticut Yankee
1931 Ten Nights in a Barroom
1931 The Painted Desert
1930 Du Barry, Woman of Passion
1930 The Spoilers
1928 Tropical Nights
1924 The Man Who Fights Alone
1923 The Gunfighter
1923 Brass Commandments
1922 Without Compromise
1922 Moonshine Valley
1922 Shackles of Gold
1922 A Stage Romance
1921 Perjury
1921 His Greatest Sacrifice
1920 The Scuttlers
1920 Drag Harlan
1920 If I Were King
1920 The Joyous Troublemaker
1920 The Orphan
1920 The Adventurer
1920 Heart Strings
1919 Wings of the Morning
1919 The Last of the Duanes
1919 Wolves of the Night
1919 The Lone Star Ranger
1919 The Jungle Trail
1919 The Man Hunter
1918 For Freedom
1918 William Farnum in a Liberty Loan Appeal
1918 The Rainbow Trail
1918 Riders of the Purple Sage
1918 True Blue
1918 Rough and Ready 
1917 The Heart of a Lion 
1917 Les Misérables
1917 When a Man Sees Red
1917 The Conqueror 
1917 American Methods
1917 A Tale of Two Cities
1917 The Price of Silence
1916 The Fires of Conscience
1916 The End of the Trail
1916 The Man from Bitter Roots
1916 The Battle of Hearts
1916 A Man of Sorrow
1916 The Bondman
1916 Fighting Blood
1915 A Soldier's Oath
1915 The Broken Law
1915 The Wonderful Adventure
1915 The Plunderer
1915 The Governor
1915 A Gilded Fool
1915 Samson
1914 The Sign of the Cross 
1914 The Spoilers
1914 The Redemption of David Corson 

Matinee Classics - Shine On Harvest Moon starring Roy Rogers, Mary Hart and Stanley Andrews
Matinee Classics - Git Along Little Dogies starring Gene Autry
Matinee Classics - The Clutching Hand starring Jack Mulhall, Rex Lease, Mae Busch, Ruth Mix, William Farnum, Marion Shilling, Bryant Washburn, Robert Frazer, Gaston Glass, Mahlon Hamilton, Robert Walker, Yakima Canutt, Joseph Girard, Frank Leigh and Jon Hall
Matinee Classics - Santa Fe Stampede starring John Wayne, Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Max 'Alibi' Terhune, June Martel, William Farnum, Le Roy Mason, Martin Spellman, Genee Hall, Walter Wills, Ferris Taylor and Tom London
Matinee Classics - The Lone Ranger starring Lee Powell, George Letz, Hal Taliaferro, Lane Chandler, Herman Brix, Stanley Andrews, William Farnum, George Cleveland, Lynne Roberts and Victor Daniels
Matinee Classics - Fighting Youth starring William Farnum and Pauline Garon
Matinee Classics - Public Cowboy No. 1 starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Ann Rutherford, William Farnum, Arthur Loft and Frankie Marvin
Matinee Classics - A Woman's Face starring Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt, Osa Massen, Reginald Owen, Albert Bassermann, Marjorie Main, Donald Meek, Connie Gilchrist, Richard Nichols, Charles Quigley, Gwili Andre, Clifford Brooke, George Zucco, Henry Kolker, Robert Warwick, Gilbert Emery, Henry Daniell, Sarah Padden and William Farnum
Matinee Classics - Between Men starring Johnny Mack Brown, Beth Marion, William Farnum, Earl Dwire, Lloyd Ingraham, Frank Ball, Barry Downing, Horace Carpenter, and Forrest Taylor
Matinee Classics - The Crusades starring Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey Smith, Katherine DeMille, Joseph Schildkraut, Alan Hale Sr., Sven Hugo Borg, Montague Love, Ramsey Hill, Lumsden Hare, Maurice Murphy, William Farnum and Hobart Bosworth

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