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William Gillette (I) (1853–1937)

Handsome American actor, playwright and stage director/producer William Gillette born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1853. His father Francis was a former United States Senator and crusader for the abolition of slavery and women's suffrage, his mother Elisabeth Daggett Hooker is a descendant of Reverend Thomas Hooker who either wrote or inspired the ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1982 Sherlock Holmes (TV Movie) (play)
 1981 Standing Room Only (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Sherlock Holmes (1981) ... (play)
 1977 Great Performances (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Secret Service (1977) ... (play)
 1939 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (play "Sherlock Holmes")
 1938 Too Much Johnson (Short) (play)
 1932 Sherlock Holmes (play)
 1931 Secret Service (play)
 1922 Sherlock Holmes (play)
 1920 Held by the Enemy (play)
 1919 Too Much Johnson (play)
 1919 Secret Service (play)
 1916 Sherlock Holmes (play)
 1915 Esmeralda (Short) (play)
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 1914 The Delayed Special (Short)
Jack Lane - Ruth's Brother (as Master Billy Gillette)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Dear Brutus (1918). Written by J.M. Barrie. Empire Theatre: 23 Dec 1918- Jun 1919 (closing date unknown/184 performances). Cast included: William Gillette (as "Mr. Dearth"), Helen Hayes, Sam Southern, Grant Stewart, Myrtle Tannehill. Produced by Charles Frohman Inc. See more »

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1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Master Billy Gillette | William Hooker Gillette
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In one of his productions of "Sherlock Holmes," he gave a young unknown actor the supporting role of Billy, the messenger boy. That actor was the later famous comedian Charles Chaplin. See more »

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Leo

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