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William P.S. Earle (1882–1972)

William P.S. Earle was born on December 28, 1882 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and writer, known for The Love Hunger (1919), For the Honor of the Crew (1915) and The Dancer of the Nile (1923). He was married to Evangeline Russell and Blanche Earle. He died on November 30, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Love Hunger
The Love Hunger Director
The Dancer of the Nile
Whom the Gods Destroy


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[on John Bunny, with whom he worked at Vitagraph] Knowing he was a motion picture star, he was something of an s.o.b.


Earle was a director at Vitagraph back in the silent era. In 1941 his old boss, Vitagraph owner J. Stuart Blackton, was struck by a bus in Los Angeles and later died of his injuries. It turned out that Blackton was penniless and was about to be buried by the city of Los Angeles in a pauper's cemetery. Earle heard of it, bought his old boss a plot of land at Forest Lawn Cemetery and had him buried... See more »

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