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 William S. Hart

William S. Hart

Birth
Newburgh, Orange County, New York, USA
Death 23 Jun 1946 (aged 81)
Newhall, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 191, Lot 29116
Memorial ID 456 · View Source
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Actor. Born in Newburgh, New York, he started his acting career in the 1920s. At the age of 49, he proceeded west to Hollywood launching his motion picture career. During the next eleven years, he became a prolific western movie actor and pioneer during the hay day of silent movies, earning the nickname "Two-Gun Bill," and becoming the original silent screen cowboy. He made over 70 movies and directed 49 more while writing seven others. His reluctance to enter the new era of the "talkees" ended his career. He was replaced by actors such as Hoot Gibson and Gene Autry. He spent the last years on his ranch in Newhall, California, and died peacefully with his family at his bedside. After a brief service at his residence, his body was transported by train and he was laid to rest in the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. He left his ranch (Horseshoe) to the county of Los Angeles which operates it today as part of the county park system and known as the William S. Hart Park.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 456
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William S. Hart (6 Dec 1864–23 Jun 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 456, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .