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Fred Thomson (I) (1890–1928)


All but forgotten today, Fred Thomson was a silent movie westerner who at one time rivaled 1920s heroes Tom Mix and Hoot Gibson in popularity. Unlike the early, myth-inducing demise of a Rudolph Valentino or Jean Harlow, Fred's untimely death of tetanus prevented the actor, who was at one time billed "The World's Greatest Western Star," from ... See full bio »

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Known For

Thundering Hoofs
Thundering Hoofs Dave Marshall
(1924)
Jesse James
Jesse James Jesse James
(1927)
A Regular Scout
A Regular Scout Fred Blake
(1926)
Kit Carson
Kit Carson Kit Carson
(1928)

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 1928 The Sunset Legion
Masked Rider / Whittling Cowboy
 1928 Pioneer Scout
Fred
 1927 Arizona Nights
Fred Coulter
 1927 Silver Comes Through
Fred
 1927 Don Mike
Don Miguel Arguella
 1926 Lone Hand Saunders
Fred Saunders
 1926 The Two-Gun Man
Dean Randall
 1926 The Tough Guy
Fred Saunders
 1925 All Around Frying Pan
Bart Andrews
 1925 Ridin' the Wind
Jim Harkness
 1925 The Wild Bull's Lair
Dan Allen
 1925 The Bandit's Baby
Tom Bailey
 1925 That Devil Quemado
Quemado
 1924 The Fighting Sap
Craig Richmond
 1924 The Dangerous Coward
Bob Trent (The Lightning Kid)
 1924 The Silent Stranger
Jack Taylor
 1924 Galloping Gallagher (Short)
Bill Gallagher
 1924 North of Nevada
Tom Taylor
 1924 The Mask of Lopez
Jack O'Neil
 1923 A Chapter in Her Life
Nat Bonnell
 1923 The Eagle's Talons
Jack Alden
 1922 Oath-Bound
Jim Bradbury
 1922 Penrod (uncredited)
 1921 Just Around the Corner
The Real Man
 1921 The Love Light
Joseph
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Before he became an actor, Thomson had been a Presbyterian minister in the Nevada gold fields, and had been appointed as Nevada state commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America. See more »

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