American actor of small roles in Westerns, particularly those of John Ford. Although his screen credits and many records indicate a wide variety of names and spellings, Steele's own signatures on his military documents indicate that he was born William Anton Gittinger on March 28, 1888 (not 1889) in San Antonio...See full bio »
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Steele's World War I draft registration, enlistment papers, and gravestone all clearly indicate that he was born William Anton Gittinger, despite the fact that he was sometimes listed in credits or census records as Gettinger, Gittenger, Gettenger, and other variations. Additionally, these same records consistently confirm his birth year as 1888, not 1889 as has been noted in some sources.
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