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 Donald Crisp

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Birth
Bow, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
Death
25 May 1974 (aged 91)
Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Wee Kirk Churchyard section, Map #A09, Lot 2138, Single Ground Interment Space 4
Memorial ID
8529 View Source

Actor, Director. Born George William Crisp in Bow, London, England, he was a versatile character actor in over 100 films and directed over 70 films. In 1910 while pursuing a career in theater, he began working as a stage manager, when he met D.W. Griffith and made his first film with Griffith's Biograph Company in Fort Lee, New Jersey. From 1908 to 1930, in addition to directing dozens of films, he also appeared in early silent films. As an actor, some of his most memorable performances were in "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935), "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936), "The Life of Emile Zola" (1937), "Wuthering Heights" (1939), "The Sea Hawk" (1940) and "How Green is My Valley" (1941), for which he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. As a director, his credits included "The Navigator" (1924), "Young April" (1926), "Vanity" (1927), "The Cop" (1928) and "The Runaway Bride" (1930). He also served in the British Army during the Boer War (1899 to 1902), in the army intelligence section during World War I (1914 to 1918) and as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves during World War II. He died of a stroke at age 91 in Van Nuys, California.

Actor, Director. Born George William Crisp in Bow, London, England, he was a versatile character actor in over 100 films and directed over 70 films. In 1910 while pursuing a career in theater, he began working as a stage manager, when he met D.W. Griffith and made his first film with Griffith's Biograph Company in Fort Lee, New Jersey. From 1908 to 1930, in addition to directing dozens of films, he also appeared in early silent films. As an actor, some of his most memorable performances were in "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935), "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936), "The Life of Emile Zola" (1937), "Wuthering Heights" (1939), "The Sea Hawk" (1940) and "How Green is My Valley" (1941), for which he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. As a director, his credits included "The Navigator" (1924), "Young April" (1926), "Vanity" (1927), "The Cop" (1928) and "The Runaway Bride" (1930). He also served in the British Army during the Boer War (1899 to 1902), in the army intelligence section during World War I (1914 to 1918) and as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves during World War II. He died of a stroke at age 91 in Van Nuys, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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MOTION PICTURE PIONEER.
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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 23 Feb 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8529
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8529/donald-crisp: accessed ), memorial page for Donald Crisp (27 Jul 1882–25 May 1974), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8529, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .