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Thomas H. Ince (1882–1924)

Thomas H. Ince was born into a family of stage actors. He appeared on the stage at age six and then worked with a number of stock companies. He made his Broadway debut when he was 15. Vaudeville offered work for him, but the work was inconsistent, so he was a lifeguard, a promoter and part-time actor. His stage career was a failure and he was ... See full bio »

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Ninety and Nine" on Broadway. Written by Ramsay Morris. Based on a hymn by D. Sankey. Academy of Music: 7 Oct 1902-Jan 1903 (closing date unknown/128 performances). Cast: Amy Ames, Edwin Arden, Aubrey Beattie, W.F. Carroll, Mart J. Cody, Mrs. E.A. Eberle, Louis Egan, Katherine Grey, Theodore Hamilton, Charles ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Thomas Harper Ince | Thomas Ince

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Primarily the director must know life, but he must know too how to project life, not in narrative form, but by selected dramatic moments, each of which builds toward a definite crisis or climax that will bring a burst of emotional response from th audience... He is the personification of every character in his drama as he directs each scene, carrying the story development so closely in his ... See more »


In 1915 Ince participated in the formation of Triangle Film Corporation, which merged his production unit with those of D. W. Giffith and Mack Sennett. Their objective was to stop the growing power of Adolph Zukor. Among the stars they put under contract are sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, DeWolf Hopper, Constance Collier, Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Hart, Raymond Hitchcock, Frank Keenan, Billie ... See more »

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