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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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 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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Stage: Wrote (w/Arthur Conan Doyle) / appeared (as "Sherlock Holmes") in "Sherlock Holmes", produced on Broadway. Drama (revival). Directed by William Postance. New Amsterdam Theatre: 25 Nov 1929-Jan 1930 (closing date unknown/45 performances). Cast: Alfred Ansel (as "Count Von Stahlburg"), William H. Barwald (as "Jim Craigin"), ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

William Hooker Gillette
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Cousin of writer Clare Kummer. See more »

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Leo

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