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 William A. Duncan

William A. Duncan

Birth
Dundee, Dundee City, Scotland
Death 8 Feb 1961 (aged 81)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot La Sol, Lot 552
Memorial ID 9002 · View Source
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Actor. Born in Dundee, Scotland, he was a leading star in the early film industry, working with the major studios of the day and was featured in over a 170 films. When Duncan joined Vitagraph, his contract was worth $1,000,000 a year, which made him the highest paid performer of his time. His many credits include "Told in Colorado" (1911), "Monte Crisco" (1912), "Man of Mite" (1919), "Playing It Wild" (1922), "The Steel Trail" (1923), "The Fast Express" (1924). After retiring from films in 1925, he entered into directing and returned to the screen in supporting roles in the 1930s, most notably as Buck Peters in the popular Hopalong Cassidy film series. He died at age 81 in Hollywood, California and was also married to actress Edith Johnson.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 5 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9002
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William A. Duncan (16 Dec 1879–8 Feb 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9002, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .