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William C. de Mille (1878–1955)


William Churchill de Mille, the older brother of Hollywood legend Cecil B. DeMille (W.C. retained the family spelling of his name) and father of Tony Award-winning choreographer Agnes de Mille, was born in Washington, North Carolina, on July 25, 1878. His father, Henry C. DeMille, was a playwright who had six plays produced on Broadway from 1887-... See full bio »

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Known For

The Splendid Crime
(1925)
The Ragamuffin
The Ragamuffin Director
(1916)
One More American
(1918)
Midsummer Madness
(1920)

Filmography

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 1933 The Emperor Jones (uncredited)
 1930 Passion Flower (uncredited)
 1929 The Idle Rich
 1929 The Man Higher Up (Short)
 1928 Tenth Avenue
 1928 Craig's Wife
 1927 The Little Adventuress (as William De Mille)
 1926 The Runaway
 1925 New Brooms
 1925 Lost: A Wife
 1925 Men and Women
 1925 Locked Doors
 1924 The Fast Set
 1924 The Bedroom Window (as William De Mille)
 1924 Icebound
 1923 Only 38
 1923 Grumpy (as William De Mille)
 1922 Clarence
 1922 Nice People (as William deMille)
 1920 Jack Straw
 1917 Ghost House
 1916 Common Ground
 1916 The Clown
 1916 The Sowers
 1916 The Blacklist
 1914 The Only Son
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote / directed (w/Taylor Holmes, also in cast) "Strongheart", produced on Broadway. Comedy/drama. Hudson Theatre: 30 Jan 1905-20 Feb 1905 (66 performances). Cast: Sidney Ainsworth, Francis Bonn, Clay Boyd, Edmund Breese (as "Black Eagle"), Louise Compton, Herbert Corthell, Robert Edeson (as "Soangataha" / "Strongheart"), ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 17 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

William De Mille | William C. DeMille | William Churchill DeMille | William DeMille | William de Mille | William C. de-Mille | William deMille

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Father-in-law of B.P. Fineman, brother-in-law of Constance Adams. See more »

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Leo

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