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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 September 1873Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada
Date of Death 18 November 1934Brentwood Heights, California, USA
Birth NameCharles Willard McLaughlin

Mini Bio (1)

Willard Mack was born on September 18, 1873 in Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada as Charles Willard McLaughlin. He was a writer and actor, known for The Dove (1927), The Voice of the City (1929) and Little Robinson Crusoe (1924). He was married to Beatrice Banyard, Pauline Frederick, Marjorie Rambeau and Maude Leone. He died on November 18, 1934 in Brentwood Heights, California, USA.

Spouse (4)

Pauline Frederick (September 1917 - 1919) (divorced)
Marjorie Rambeau (1913 - 1917) (divorced)
Maude Leone (? - ?) (divorced)
Beatrice Banyard (? - 1934) (his death)

Trivia (2)

Active on Broadway from 1914-1928; he wrote twenty-three Broadway plays. He performed in ten of them and was the producer of four.
In 1926 he took an interest in a young actress named Ruby Stevens hired to perform a small part as a chorus girl, "Dot" in his new play, "The Noose." After coaching Stevens in acting, he rewrote parts of the play to enhance her role then talked her into changing her name to Barbara Stanwyck. A substantial hit, the play ran 197 performances at the Hudson Theatre.

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