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William Collier Sr. (1864–1944)

William Collier Sr. was born on November 12, 1864 in New York City, New York, USA as William Morenus. He was an actor and writer, known for Wife and Auto Trouble (1916), Up the River (1930) and Harmony at Home (1930). He was married to Paula Marr and Louise Allen. He died on January 13, 1944 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Wife and Auto Trouble
Wife and Auto Trouble The Meek Husband
Up the River
Harmony at Home
Harmony at Home Joe Haller
A Successful Failure
A Successful Failure Ellery Cushing aka Uncle Dudley


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 1941 The Hard-Boiled Canary
Dr. Joseph E. Maddy
 1939 Miracle on Main Street
Dr. Miles
 1939 Disputed Passage
Dr. William Cunningham
 1939 Television Spy
James Llewellyn
 1939 Invitation to Happiness
Mr. Wayne
 1939 I'm from Missouri
 1939 Persons in Hiding
Burt Nast
 1938 Say It in French
 1938/II Thanks for the Memory
Mr. Platt
 1938 Josette
David Brassard Sr.
 1936 Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Ed Moresby
 1936 Cain and Mabel
Pop Walters
 1936 Give Us This Night
 1936 Love on a Bet
Uncle Carlton MacCreigh
 1935 The Bride Comes Home
Alfred Desmereau
 1935 Annapolis Farewell
Rumboat Charlie
 1935 The Murder Man
'Pop' Grey
 1934 Cheaters
K.C. Kelly
 1934 The Crosby Case
The Detective- Sgt. Melody
 1934 All of Me
Jerry Helman
 1932 Hot Saturday
Mr. Brock
 1932 The Washington Masquerade
 1932 After Tomorrow
Willie Taylor
 1932 Stepping Sisters
Herbert Ramsey
 1931 The Brat
Judge O'Flaherty
 1931 Annabelle's Affairs
 1931 6 Cylinder Love
Richard Burton
 1931 Mr. Lemon of Orange
Mr. Blake
 1931 Seas Beneath
Mugs O'Flaherty (uncredited)
 1930 Up the River
 1930 She's My Weakness
David Tuttle
 1930 High Society Blues
Horace Divine
 1930 Free and Easy
William Collier Sr. - Master of Ceremonies at Premiere
 1930 Harmony at Home
Joe Haller
 1929 Happy Days
End Man - Minstrel Show
 1920 The Servant Question
Mr. Butler (as William Collier)
 1916 Willie's Wobbly Ways (Short)
Willie (as William Collier)
 1916 The No-Good Guy
Jimmy Coghlan (as William Collier)
 1916 Wife and Auto Trouble (Short)
The Meek Husband (as William Collier)
 1916 Better Late Than Never (Short)
The Art Student
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Lord Bummy") in "Humming Birds and Onions", produced on Broadway. Musical/burlesque. Libretto by Edgar Smith. Music by W.T. Francis. Additional music by W.T. Travers. Additional lyrics by Robert B. Smith. Costume Design by Will R. Barnes. Scenic Design by John H. Young. Weber and Fields' Broadway Music Hall: 6 Nov... See more »

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Alternate Names:

William Collier | Willie Collier

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Collier came to Hollywood with the Triangle Film organization working with Mack Sennett and Thomas H. Ince. See more »



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