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Dustin Farnum (1874–1929)


American leading man of silent pictures who specialized in Westerns. His mother and father were, respectively, a singer and an actor, and he and his younger brother William Farnum were introduced to the theatre at an early age. Raised in Maine, Dustin attended the East Maine Conference Seminary, but left school to go on the stage at the age of ... See full bio »

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 1924 My Man
Sledge
 1923 Kentucky Days
Don Buckner
 1923 The Grail
Chic Shelby
 1923 The Man Who Won
Wild Bill
 1923 Bucking the Barrier
Kit Carew
 1923 The Buster
Bill Coryell
 1923 Three Who Paid
Riley Sinclair
 1922 While Justice Waits
Dan Hunt
 1922 Trail of the Axe
Dave Malkern
 1922 Oath-Bound
Lawrence Bradbury
 1922 Strange Idols
Angus MacDonald
 1922 Iron to Gold
Tom Curtis
 1921 The Devil Within
Captain Briggs
 1921 The Primal Law
Brian Wayne
 1920 Big Happiness
John Dant / James Dant
 1919 A Man's Fight
Roger Carr
 1919 A Man in the Open
Sailor Jesse
 1918 Ready Money Ringfield (Short)
Ready Money Ringfield
 1917 North of Fifty-Three
'Roaring Bill' Wagstaff
 1917 Durand of the Bad Lands
Dick Durand
 1916 A Son of Erin
Dennis O'Hara
 1916 The Parson of Panamint
Philip Pharo
 1916 Ben Blair
Ben Blair
 1916 The Call of the Cumberlands
Samson South
 1915 The Gentleman from Indiana
John Harkless
 1915 The Iron Strain
'Chuck' Hemingway
 1915 Captain Courtesy
Leonardo Davis (Captain Courtesy)
 1914 When We Were Young (Short)
Dan
 1914 The Arrow's Tongue (Short)
 1914 The Lightning Conductor
Winston
 1914 Soldiers of Fortune
Robert Clay
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Stage Play: Marcelle. Drama. Written by Eugene Wiley Presbrey. Broadway Theatre: 8 Oct 1900- Oct 1900 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Emily Baker, James Carr, Katherine Clinton, Forbes Curtis, Charles Dade, Dustin Farnum, George Foster, Robert Gemp, Robert Harold, Fred Harris, Joseph Kilgour, Thomas Lawrence, Emma Maddern, ... See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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According to Dustin Hoffman's April 1975 Playboy Magazine interview, his mother named him after Farnum. See more »

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