Arthur Vaughan Johnson

Arthur Vaughan Johnson

Birth
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Death 17 Jan 1916 (aged 39)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 6676862 · View Source
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Arthur V. Johnson-He was a pioneer actor and director of American silent films. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Arthur Vaughen Johnson began as a film actor with the Edison Studios in The Bronx, New York in 1905 in the one-reel drama "The White Caps" directed by Wallace McCutcheon, Sr. and Edwin S. Porter. In 1908 he went to work for Biograph Studios where he acted in films directed by D.W. Griffith including Resurrection in 1909 and a year later in In Old California, the first movie Griffith ever shot in Hollywood. At Biograph, Arthur Johnson performed with stars such as Mary Pickford and Florence Lawrence. Johnson was reputed to be Griffith's favorite actor. In 1911 he accepted an offer from Lubin Studios in Philadelphia that allowed him to direct as well as act. Health problems ended his career in 1915 after having performed in more than three hundred silent film shorts and having directed twenty-six. Arthur V. Johnson married actress Florence Hackett with whom he had appeared in 1913 in the film, "Power of the Cross." He died of tuberculosis in Philadelphia in 1916, a few weeks short of his fortieth birthday.

His films include-
The Taming of the Shrew (1908)
Romance of a Jewess (1908)
The Golden Louis (1909)
A Drunkard's Reformation (1909)
Resurrection (1909)
The Sealed Room (1909)
The Hessian Renegades (1909)
The Death Disc: A Story of the Cromwellian Period (1909)
To Save Her Soul (1909)
The Day After (1909)
All on Account of the Milk (1910)
In Old California (1910)
The Two Brothers (1910)
A Romance of the Western Hills (1910)
The Lily of the Tenements (1911)


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Front:
JOHNSON
1836 REV MYRON ALFRED JOHNSON D.D. 1921
1841 FRANCES ADELAIDE MITCHELL HIS WIFE 1943
1876 ARTHUR VAUGHAN THEIR SON 1916
"I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE"

Left side:
BESSIE
1874-1960

Rear:
1875 REGINALD HALL JOHNSON 1958


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  • Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 9 Aug 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6676862
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Vaughan Johnson (2 Feb 1876–17 Jan 1916), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6676862, citing Fairview Cemetery, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Peterborough K (contributor 46537737) .