Tom Ricketts

Tom Ricketts

London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 20 Jan 1939 (aged 86)
West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Colonnade (unmarked)
Memorial ID 9365807 · View Source
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English-American silent film actor, director and screenwriter who was involved in almost 350 motion pictures. He directed the first motion picture ever in Hollywood in 1909, entitled Justified. Starting in the honkytonks of London, he became one of the most able Shakespearean actors of his day. He directed over 100 silent films between 1909 and 1919, but in 1919 he decided to concentrate on his career as an actor. A hard worker, he acted in almost 200 films, right until his death. He appeared in one of the most popular films of the late 1930s, Son of Frankenstein, shortly before his death. He died of pneumonia on January 20, 1939.

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