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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 12 November 1864New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 13 January 1944Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (pneumonia)
Birth NameWilliam Morenus
Nickname Willie

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (2)

Paula Marr (10 May 1910 - ?)
Louise Allen (? - 1909) (her death)

Trivia (5)

Step-father of actor William Collier Jr.
Ran away from home to join a touring company at age eleven. He went on to work with Eddie Foy in "Blue Beard Jr.", the Russell Comedians and Weber and Fields.
Collaborated with George M. Cohan on "Hello Broadway" and "Cotton Time".
Collier came to Hollywood with the Triangle Film organization working with Mack Sennett and Thomas H. Ince.
American stage actor, in Hollywood from 1929. Extensive appearances on Broadway between 1894 and 1927, invariably in musical comedy.

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