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Overview (5)

Born in Horseheads, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameWilliam Desmond Mannion
Nicknames King of the Silent Serials
Bill
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in the upstate New York town of Horseheads in 1878, William Desmond began his show business career in vaudeville and on the stage. He had his own theatrical company by the time he made his film debut in Kilmeny (1915). Starting out in dramatic parts, Desmond soon switched to westerns and action serials, and became a major western star. When the sound era began Desmond was almost 50 years old, and was soon relegated to supporting roles. He continued making films into the 1940s.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (2)

Mary McIvor (22 March 1919 - 28 February 1941) (her death)
Lillian Lamson (? - 1917) (her death)

Trivia (3)

Stage and vaudeville actor.
Brother of actress Lucille Desmond.
Father of Mary Jo Desmond.

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