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John Willard (I) (1885–1942)

John Willard was born on November 28, 1885 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for The Cat and the Canary (1927), The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) and The Cat and the Canary (1939). He was married to Roberta Arnold. He died on August 30, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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 1978 The Cat and the Canary (play)
 1970 Teatro de misterio (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El gato y el canario (1970) ... (play)
 1961 Katten och kanariefågeln (TV Movie) (play "The Cat and the Canary")
 1959 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (play "The Cat and the Canary" - 1 episode)
- The Cat and the Canary (1959) ... (play "The Cat and the Canary")
 1939 The Cat and the Canary (play)
 1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu (screen play)
 1930 La voluntad del muerto (play "The Cat and the Canary")
 1930 The Cat Creeps (play "The Cat and the Canary")
 1929 Black Waters (continuity and dialogue) / (play "Fog")
 1927 The Cat and the Canary (from the stage play by)
 1922 Channing of the Northwest (story)
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 1933 Victims of Persecution
John McLean Carter
 1920 Fantomas
Detective Fred Dixon
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Natja (1925). Musical/operetta. Music by Karl Hajos. Book by Harry B. Smith. Lyrics by Harry B. Smith. Adapted from melodies of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Musical Director: Max Hirschfeld. Costume Design by Mme. Freisinger. Scenic Design by Triangle Scenic Studio and H. Robert Law Studios. Directed by Edgar J. MacGregor. ... See more »


6' (1.83 m)

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Played Harry Blythe in "The Cat and the Canary" during its long Broadway run of 1921-1922. See more »

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