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 Spottiswoode Aitken

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Spottiswoode Aitken

Birth
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Death 26 Feb 1933 (aged 64)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Secret Gardens (formerly Section 19), #120
Memorial ID 7907877 View Source
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Actor. Born Frank Spottiswoode Aitken in Edinburgh, Scotland, he made his theater stage debut at age 13 and spent nearly 20 years touring the United States in stock companies. During a 1907 road production of "Pocahontas" he met actor and future director D.W. Griffith, who later invited him to join the Biograph studio. Onscreen Aitken most often played strong patriarchs, memorably as 'Dr. Cameron' in "The Birth of a Nation" (1915) and several other Griffith films. His 96 other motion picture role credits include "The Battle" (1911), "Home Sweet Home" (1914), "Intolerance" (1916), "Nomads of the North" (1920), "Monte Cristo" (1922), "Merry-Go-Round" (1923), and "The Eagle" (1925). He retired in 1927 due to poor health.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: TLS
  • Added: 26 Sep 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7907877
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7907877/spottiswoode-aitken : accessed ), memorial page for Spottiswoode Aitken (16 Apr 1868–26 Feb 1933), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7907877, citing Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .