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 Marshall Neilan

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Marshall Neilan

Birth
San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Death 27 Oct 1958 (aged 67)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section K, Lot 35, Grave 3 S.W.
Memorial ID 8997551 View Source
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Motion Picture Director. One of the most respected American filmakers of the silent era. He directed several Mary Pickford blockbusters, including "Stella Maris" (1918) and "Daddy Long Legs" (1919), and by the mid-1920's he was earning a then-astronomical $150,000 a picture. But his hard-partying ways led to chronic alcoholism, and with the coming of talkies he was reduced to making B films at Poverty Row companies. Neilan directed his last film in 1937 and for the next two decades supported himself largely by driving a cab. In 1957 he got his act together enough to play the role of a clueless old senator in Elia Kazan's "A Face In The Crowd" (1957). He died of cancer the following year, at the Motion Picture Country Home. Mary Pickford reportedly paid for his funeral.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 26 Jun 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8997551
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8997551/marshall-neilan : accessed ), memorial page for Marshall Neilan (11 Apr 1891–27 Oct 1958), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8997551, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .