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Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (road accident)
Birth NameWilliam Elmer Boothe

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Elmer Booth was born on December 9, 1882 in Los Angeles, California, USA as William Elmer Boothe. He was an actor and writer, known for His Auto's Maiden Trip (1912), Resourceful Lovers (1911) and Abe Gets Even with Father (1911). He was married to Irene Outtrim. He died on June 16, 1915 in Los Angeles.

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Irene Outtrim (1907 - 16 June 1915) (his death) (1 child)

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Brother of editor Margaret Booth.
Booth died in Downtown Los Angeles in the early morning hours of June 16, 1915, when the car in which he was a passenger collided with a freight train. The driver, future director Tod Browning, was seriously injured in the crash.
Elmer Booth is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA, Sequoia section, Lot 164, beneath the large Booth family stone (he has no individual marker). Director D.W. Griffith, who planned to cast Booth in his upcoming film "Intolerance" (1916), delivered the graveside eulogy.
In 2016 - 101 years after Elmer Booth's untimely death - his best known film, "The Musketeers of Pig Alley" (1912), was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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