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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 January 1888Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Date of Death 18 February 1976Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joseph Henabery was born on January 15, 1888 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He was a director and actor, known for Cobra (1925), Leather Burners (1943) and Double or Nothing (1936). He was married to Lillian Nolan and Maceal Nolan. He died on February 18, 1976 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Lillian Nolan (1924 - 18 February 1976) (his death)
Maceal Nolan (1918 - 1922) (her death)

Trivia (3)

Father of Robert Henabery.
In 1925 he contracted tuberculosis and didn't work for almost a year while he was recuperating. When he was finally well enough to return to work, he found that none of the big studios would hire him, mainly because he had previously clashed with powerful studio heads Louis B. Mayer of MGM and Adolph Zukor of Paramount, and he was effectively blackballed. He wound up freelancing for lower-ranked studios like Columbia and Universal and cranking out low-budget action pictures for the independent states-rights market until he got a contract making shorts at Vitaphone.
His first job was as a railway worker. He started in the film business in 1913 and after two years began to direct features, working with D.W. Griffith on Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) as production assistant, researcher and associate director (as well as acting). Later directed for First National, Ince Studios and Famous Players Lasky. Served in the Army Coast Artillery during World War I.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, who he directed in several pictures] He was too nice a guy to get fouled up the way he did. He was a victim of the times.

Salary (1)

The Birth of a Nation (1915) $35 /week

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