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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 14 April 1875Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
Date of Death 2 August 1952Hollywood, California, USA
Birth NameJoseph Farrell MacDonald
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

J. Farrell MacDonald was born on April 14, 1875 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA as Joseph Farrell MacDonald. He was an actor and director, known for Sunrise (1927), Meet John Doe (1941) and My Darling Clementine (1946). He was married to Edith Bostwick. He died on August 2, 1952 in Hollywood, California, USA.

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Edith Bostwick (1920 - 3 December 1943) (her death)

Trivia (6)

He taught acting at the University of Southern California during the mid-thirties. Among his students was USC basketball star Jerry Gracin.
Often acted in westerns whenever not playing Irish cops.
Attended Yale University, where he played football, graduating in 1903 with a B.A. and LL.B. He also attended Stewarttown University in Stewarttown, Ontario, Canada, where he earned an LL.D. He studied law and earned graduate and mining certificates, eventually joining a government geological survey through Mexico, Colorado and into the Rockies.
Was the principal director of L. Frank Baum's Oz Film Manufacturing Company.
Began as a singer in minstrel shows. In films with Carl Laemmle in New York from 1911.
Character player, usually stern of demeanor, who appeared in hundreds of films, many of them westerns, from 1915 to 1951. He was long associated with the director John Ford.

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