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 Samuel De Grasse

Samuel De Grasse

Birth
Bathurst, Gloucester County, New Brunswick, Canada
Death 29 Nov 1953 (aged 78)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Fidelity, Lot 3041, Space 2
Memorial ID 12382 · View Source
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Actor. De Grasse was born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, and he trained to be a dentist. He married Annie McDonnell in 1904. Their daughter, Clementine Bell, was born in 1906. Annie died in 1909, probably in childbirth with another daughter, Olive. In 1910, Samuel was practicing dentistry and he and Clementine were living in Providence, Rhode Island along with his older sister (also named Clementine) and her 14-year-old son, Jerome Fauchy. Sam married British actress Ada Fuller Golden and became a step-father to her three children. His older brother Joe went into the fledgling movie business and Sam decided to also give it a try. He traveled to New York City and in 1912 he appeared in his first motion picture. At first he played standard secondary characters but when fellow Canadian Mary Pickford set up her own studio with her husband Douglas Fairbanks, he joined them. He portrayed the villainous Prince John in Fairbanks' 1922 Robin Hood. Afterward, he began to specialize in villainous roles. Mary Pickford named him as one of her favorite stars. He was the uncle of successful cinematographer Robert De Grasse. He lived on the west coast until his death in Hollywood. He is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

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  • Added: 11 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12382
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel De Grasse (12 Jun 1875–29 Nov 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12382, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .