William A. Quirk | William Quirk
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Early silent screen comedian with stage experience, whose heyday was between 1908 and 1919. Started at Biograph in 1908, occasionally under the direction of D.W. Griffith
. With Solax and Gem, 1912-1914, then at Vitagraph. Couldn't cope with the pressure of making full-length features and consequently suffered a nervous breakdown, followed by attempted suicide, in 1920. His health continued to ...