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William Burress (1867–1948)

William Burress was born on August 19, 1867 in Newcomerstown, Ohio, USA as William Rosenberry Burris. He was an actor, known for The Little Colonel (1935), Fluttering Hearts (1927) and Blonde Crazy (1931). He was married to Carrie May O'Brien. He died on October 30, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »
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Known For

The Little Colonel
The Little Colonel Dr. Scott
(1935)
Fluttering Hearts
(1927)
Blonde Crazy
Blonde Crazy Col. Bellock
(1931)
A Bunch of Keys
A Bunch of Keys Littleton Snaggs
(1915)

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 1939 Never Say Die
Man with Dog (uncredited)
 1938 There's Always a Woman
Rent Collector (uncredited)
 1937 Partners in Crime
Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 Hot Water
Clerk (uncredited)
 1937 She Asked for It
Coroner (uncredited)
 1937 Wild Money
Spreckett
 1937 You Can't Beat Love
Mr. Maxwell (uncredited)
 1937 Mountain Music
Hillbilly (uncredited)
 1937 Shall We Dance
New Jersey Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1937 Racketeers in Exile
Thornton
 1937 We Who Are About to Die
Charlie Gaunt - Cashier (uncredited)
 1936 After the Thin Man
Cousin Lucius (uncredited)
 1936 I'd Give My Life (uncredited)
 1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur
Doctor François (uncredited)
 1935 Dr. Socrates
George S. Harris - Grocery Proprietor (uncredited)
 1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936
Musician (uncredited)
 1935 Life Begins at 40
Abercrombie's Friend (uncredited)
 1935 Naughty Marietta
Petshop Keeper (uncredited)
 1935 The Little Colonel
Dr. Scott
 1935 Grand Old Girl
Butts
 1935 The County Chairman (uncredited)
 1934 Babes in Toyland
The Toy Maker (uncredited)
 1934 Opened by Mistake (Short)
Banker, Patsy's Boss
 1934 The Richest Girl in the World
Haley's Editor (uncredited)
 1934 One Night of Love
Mr. Barrett - Mary's Father (uncredited)
 1934 Jane Eyre
Minister
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
Mr. Freddie Hay (uncredited)
 1934 The Show-Off
Andrew Barnabas (uncredited)
 1934 Fashions of 1934
Feldman
 1934 Bedside
Oscar Bernstein (uncredited)
 1933 Convention City
Customer
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Thomas Barnum
 1933 Turn Back the Clock
Mr. Cradwell (uncredited)
 1933 Pilgrimage
Mr. Goldstein (uncredited)
 1933 Lost in Limehouse (Short)
Hop Tup
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress (uncredited)
 1932 You Said a Mouthful
Roger Colby (uncredited)
 1932 Love Is a Racket
Ollie (scenes deleted)
 1932 Street of Women
Doctor (uncredited)
 1932 The Strange Love of Molly Louvain
Policeman (uncredited)
 1932 The Famous Ferguson Case
Dad Sipes
 1932 Scandal for Sale
Judge (uncredited)
 1932 Scarface
Judge (alternate ending) (uncredited)
 1932 Lovers Courageous
Jan Coetzee - Tobacconist (uncredited)
 1931 Local Boy Makes Good
Colonel Small
 1931 The Guilty Generation
Charlie - City Editor (uncredited)
 1931 Blonde Crazy
Col. Bellock
 1931 Five and Ten
Man in Hospital Waiting Room (uncredited)
 1927 Fluttering Hearts (Short)
Father
 1927 Yours to Command
Pa O'Brien
 1922 The Girl Who Ran Wild
Johnny Cake
 1921 The Great Impersonation
Dr. Hugo Schmidt
 1919 Lord and Lady Algy
Brabazon Tudway
 1919 Paid in Advance
Regan
 1919 Heartsease
Peter Padbury
 1919 The Forbidden Room
Lawyer
 1918 The Rainbow Trail
Waggoner
 1918 A Soul for Sale
Hale Faxon
 1917/I The Spy
Freiheer Von Wittzchaeft
 1917 The Soul of Satan
Alden Lee
 1917 The Book Agent
Crandall Barker
 1917 The Island of Desire
Tuan Yuck
 1916 The Fires of Conscience
Randolf Sneed
 1916 The End of the Trail
Father Le Jeune
 1916 The Battle of Hearts
Capt. Sprague
 1915 A Bunch of Keys
Littleton Snaggs

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Stage Play: The Spring Maid. Musical/operetta. Music by Heinrich Reinhardt. Book by Harry B. Smith and Robert B. Smith. Lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Robert B. Smith. Musical Direction by Max Bendix. Based on the German of Julius Wilhelm and Dr. A.M. Willner. Directed by George F. Marion. Liberty Theatre (moved to The New Amsterdam Theatre ... See more »

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