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Date of Birth 27 August 1880Helena, Montana, USA
Date of Death 19 February 1965Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameThomas H. Wilson
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Tom Wilson was born on August 27, 1880 in Helena, Montana, USA as Thomas H. Wilson. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916), Shoulder Arms (1918) and Battling Butler (1926). He died on February 19, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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He specialized in portraying African-American characters, for which roles he would use makeup made out of burnt cork and sometimes hairpieces that made him look as if he had a fringe of white hair. His appearance in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid was off-type and without any of his usual makeup.
Solidly-built ex-vaudevillian and stage actor, with additional background as a pugilist. Also formerly in military service.
In his youth, was known as "Sailor" Tom Wilson and trained boxing heavyweight champion Bob Fitzsimmons.

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