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William Gillette (I) (1853–1937)

Handsome American actor, playwright and stage director/producer William Gillette was born in Hartford, CT, in 1853. His father Francis was a former United States Senator and crusader for women's suffrage and the abolition of slavery; his mother Elisabeth Daggett Hooker is a descendant of Rev. Thomas Hooker, who either wrote or inspired the first ... 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 (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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 1986 The Stamp of Greatness (TV Series)

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Stage: Wrote / appeared (as "Sherlock Holmes") in "Sherlock Holmes", produced on Broadway. Drama (revival). Based on the books by Arthur Conan Doyle. Empire Theatre: 5 Dec 1910-unknown (unknown performances). Cast: Marion Abbott, Frank Andrews, Charles H. Bradshaw, Josephine Brown, Clifford Bruce, Griffith Evans, Margaret Greene, ... See more »

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William Hooker Gillette

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