Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson (1880–1971)

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American actor-director-writer-producer Gilbert M. Anderson, father of the movie cowboy and the first Western star, was born Maxwell Henry Aronson in Little Rock, Arkansas. His parents, Esther (Ash) and Henry Aronson, were from New York. His father was from a German Jewish family, and his mother was the daughter of Russian Jewish parents. He had ... See full bio »

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The Son-of-a-Gun Director
Humanity Director


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 1922 The Pest (Short)
 1922 The Weak-End Party (Short) (as G.M. Anderson)
 1922 Ashes
 1919 Red Blood and Yellow (Short) (as Gilbert M. Anderson)
 1919 The Son-of-a-Gun (as G.M. Anderson)
 1917 Vera, the Medium (as G.M. Anderson)
 1916 Humanity
 1916 The Man in Him (Short)
 1916 The Book Agent's Romance (Short)
 1916 Her Lesson (Short)
 1915 A Christmas Revenge (Short)
 1915 Too Much Turkey (Short) (as G.M. Anderson)
 1915 Wine, Women and Song (Short)
 1915 Broncho Billy's Parents (Short)
 1915 Suppressed Evidence (Short)
 1915 Broncho Billy, Sheepman (Short)
 1915 Broncho Billy Misled (Short)
 1915 The Convict's Threat (Short)
 1915 An Unexpected Romance (Short)
 1915 Her Return (Short)
 1915 Broncho Billy's Marriage (Short)
 1915 Broncho Billy Steps In (Short)
 1915 Broncho Billy's Protégé (Short)
 1915 The Bachelor's Baby (Short)
 1915 Broncho Billy Well Repaid (Short)
 1915 The Little Prospector (Short)
 1915 Her Realization (Short)
 1915 The Wealth of the Poor (Short)
 1915 The Bachelor's Burglar (Short)
 1915 The Revenue Agent (Short)
 1915/I The Other Girl (Short)
 1915 His Regeneration (Short) (uncredited)
 1915 The Tie That Binds (Short)
 1915 His Wife's Secret (Short)
 1915 After Midnight (Short)
 1915 Andy of the Royal Mounted (Short)
 1915 Ingomar of the Hills (Short)
 1915 The Outlaw's Awakening (Short)
 1915 The Western Way (Short)
 1915 Broncho Billy's Teachings (Short)
 1915 Broncho Billy's Vengeance (Short)
 1915 Broncho Billy's Brother (Short)
 1915 Broncho Billy's Sentence (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy's Dad (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy's Judgment (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy's Scheme (Short)
 1914 The Tell-Tale Hand (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy's Decision (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy's Mission (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy's Mother (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy -- Favorite (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy Rewarded (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy Trapped (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy Butts In (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy's Wild Ride (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy Wins Out (Short)
 1914 The Squatter's Gal (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy's Jealousy (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy, Outlaw (Short)
 1914 The Good-for-Nothing (Short) (as George Anderson)
 1914 Broncho Billy's Duty (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy's Cunning (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy's Leap (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy's Sermon (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy -- Gun-Man (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy's True Love (Short)
 1914 The Calling of Jim Barton (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy and the Settler's Daughter (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Broncho Billy, Guardian (Short)
 1914 Snakeville's New Doctor (Short)
 1913 Sophie's New Foreman (Short)
 1913 The Three Gamblers (Short)
 1913 The New Schoolmarm of Green River (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 The Wheels of Safety (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Secret (Short)
 1913/I The Doctor's Duty (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Elopement (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy Gets Square (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Oath (Short)
 1913/IV The Struggle (Short)
 1913 The Redeemed Claim (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy Reforms (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Mistake (Short)
 1913 The Man in the Cabin (Short)
 1913 The Tenderfoot Sheriff (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Strategy (Short)
 1913 The Ranch Feud (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Capture (Short)
 1913 Alkali Ike's Misfortunes (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Grit (Short)
 1913 The Crazy Prospector (Short)
 1913 Alkali Ike's Homecoming (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Reason (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Way (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Sister (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Ward (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Last Deed (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Gun Play (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Brother (Short)
 1912 Broncho Billy's Promise (Short)
 1912 Alkali Ike's Motorcycle (Short)
 1912 Western Girls (Short)
 1912 Broncho Billy's Heart (Short)
 1912 Alkali Ike's Close Shave (Short)
 1912 An Indian's Friendship (Short)
 1912 The Ranch Girl's Trial (Short)
 1912 The Tomboy on Bar Z (Short)
 1912 Alkali Ike Stung! (Short)
 1912 An Indian Sunbeam (Short)
 1912 Alkali Ike's Pants (Short)
 1912 Broncho Billy Outwitted (Short)
 1912 The Ranchman's Trust (Short)
 1912 Broncho Billy for Sheriff (Short)
 1912 Broncho Billy's Escapade (Short)
 1912 The Little Sheriff (Short)
 1912 Broncho Billy's Pal (Short)
 1912 A Moonshiner's Heart (Short)
 1912 A Wife of the Hills (Short)
 1912 The Smuggler's Daughter (Short)
 1912 A Story of Montana (Short)
 1912 On the Cactus Trail (Short)
 1912 The Foreman's Cousin (Short)
 1912 Broncho Billy's Gratitude (Short)
 1912 Western Hearts (Short)
 1912 On El Monte Ranch (Short)
 1912 Broncho Billy's Bible (Short)
 1912 The Desert Sweetheart (Short)
 1912 A Western Legacy (Short)
 1912 The Sheriff and His Man (Short)
 1912 The Dead Man's Claim (Short)
 1912 Alkali Ike's Bride (Short)
 1912 The Indian and the Child (Short)
 1912 Under Mexican Skies (Short)
 1912 A Road Agent's Love (Short)
 1912 An Arizona Escapade (Short)
 1912 The Deputy's Love Affair (Short)
 1912 The Bandit's Child (Short)
 1912 The Ranch Girl's Mistake (Short)
 1912 A Western Kimona (Short)
 1912 The Biter Bitten (Short)
 1912 The Prospector's Legacy (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 The Deputy and the Girl (Short)
 1912 Alkali Ike's Love Affair (Short)
 1912 The Oath of His Office (Short)
 1912 Widow Jenkins' Admirers (Short)
 1912 The Sheepman's Escape (Short)
 1912 The Tenderfoot Foreman (Short)
 1912 A Child of the West (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1911 Broncho Billy's Adventure (Short)
 1911 The Cowboy Coward (Short)
 1911 Hubby's Scheme (Short)
 1911 The Girl Back East (Short)
 1911 The Outlaw Deputy (Short)
 1911 Outwitting Papa (Short)
 1911 The Forester's Plea (Short)
 1911 A Western Redemption (Short)
 1911 Town Hall, Tonight (Short)
 1911 The Sheriff's Decision (Short)
 1911 The Power of Good (Short)
 1911 An Indian's Sacrifice (Short)
 1911 The Puncher's Law (Short)
 1911 Broncho Bill's Last Spree (Short)
 1911 A Pal's Oath (Short)
 1911 The Two Fugitives (Short)
 1911 The Outlaw Samaritan (Short)
 1911 At the Break of Dawn (Short)
 1911 A Hungry Pair (Short)
 1911 The Hidden Mine (Short)
 1911 The Tribe's Penalty (Short)
 1911 Forgiven in Death (Short)
 1911 The Lucky Card (Short)
 1911 Alkali Ike's Auto (Short)
 1911 The Puncher's New Love (Short)
 1911 What a Woman Can Do (Short)
 1911 The Sheriff's Chum (Short)
 1911 Across the Plains (Short)
 1911 The Romance on 'Bar O' (Short)
 1911 The Outlaw and the Child (Short)
 1911 The Cattleman's Daughter (Short)
 1911 The Bad Man's Downfall (Short)
 1911 Carmenita the Faithful (Short)
 1911 The Two Reformations (Short)
 1911 The Border Ranger (Short)
 1911 The Count and the Cowboys (Short)
 1910 A Gambler of the West (Short)
 1910 Hank and Lank: Blind Men (Short)
 1910 The Tenderfoot Messenger (Short)
 1910 A Cowboy's Vindication (Short)
 1910 A Western Woman's Way (Short)
 1910 The Little Prospector (Short)
 1910 The Marked Trail (Short)
 1910 Hank and Lank: Lifesavers (Short)
 1910 The Masquerade Cop (Short)
 1910 A Westerner's Way (Short)
 1910 The Silent Message (Short)
 1910 Pals of the Range (Short)
 1910 A Cowboy's Mother-in-Law (Short)
 1910 The Bearded Bandit (Short)
 1910 Patricia of the Plains (Short)
 1910 Curing a Masher (Short)
 1910 The Tout's Remembrance (Short)
 1910 A Close Shave (Short)
 1910 A Flirty Affliction (Short)
 1910 Hank and Lank: Joyriding (Short)
 1910 The Pony Express Rider (Short)
 1910 He Met the Champion (Short)
 1910 An Indian Girl's Love (Short)
 1910 A Dog on Business (Short)
 1910 The Deputy's Love (Short)
 1910 The Count That Counted (Short)
 1910 The Girl on Triple X (Short)
 1910 Under Western Skies (Short)
 1910 The Desperado (Short)
 1910 Trailed to the Hills (Short)
 1910 The Unknown Claim (Short)
 1910 The Bad Man's Last Deed (Short)
 1910 The Forest Ranger (Short)
 1910 The Bandit's Wife (Short)
 1910 The Ranchman's Feud (Short)
 1910 Away Out West (Short)
 1910 The Cowpuncher's Ward (Short)
 1910 The Sheriff's Sacrifice (Short)
 1910 A Vein of Gold (Short)
 1910 The Cowboy's Sweetheart (Short)
 1910 The Mistaken Bandit (Short)
 1910 The Ranger's Bride (Short)
 1910 The Faithful Indian (Short)
 1910 The Flower of the Ranch (Short)
 1910 A Ranchman's Wooing (Short)
 1910 The Girl and the Fugitive (Short)
 1910 Method in His Madness (Short)
 1910 The Ostrich and the Lady (Documentary short)
 1910 The Ranch Girl's Legacy (Short)
 1910 The Mexican's Faith (Short)
 1910 The Cowboy and the Squaw (Short)
 1910 Western Chivalry (Short)
 1910 The Outlaw's Sacrifice (Short)
 1910 Flower Parade at Pasadena, California (Documentary short)
 1910 Won by a Hold-Up (Short)
 1910 Electric Insoles (Short)
 1910 A Western Maid (Short)
 1909 The Heart of a Cowboy (Short)
 1909/I The Spanish Girl (Short)
 1909 The Ranchman's Rival (Short)
 1909 His Reformation (Short)
 1909 Judgment (Short)
 1909 The Best Man Wins (Short)
 1909 The Widow (Short)
 1909 A Birthday Affair (Short)
 1909 A Case of Tomatoes (Short)
 1909 Three Reasons for Haste (Short)
 1909 Sleepy Jim (Short)
 1909 On Another Man's Pass (Short)
 1909 A Maid of the Mountains (Short)
 1909 The Mustard Plaster (Short)
 1909 A Case of Seltzer (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1909 The New Cop (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1909 The Black Sheep (Short)
 1909 The Policeman's Romance (Short)
 1909 The Slavey (Short)
 1909 The Little Advertiser (Short)
 1909 Ten Nights in a Barroom (Short)
 1909 The Dog and the Sausage (Short)
 1909 The Sleeping Tonic (Short)
 1909 Scenes from the World's Largest Pigeon Farm (Documentary short)
 1909 The Indian Trailer (Short)
 1909 Mr. Flip (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1909 The Bachelor's Wife (Short)
 1909 A Mexican's Gratitude (Short)
 1909 A Pair of Garters (Short)
 1909 The Rubes and the Bunco Men (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1909 A Tale of the West (Short)
 1909 Midnight Disturbance (Short)
 1909 The Road Agents (Short)
 1909 An Expensive Sky Piece (Short)
 1909 The Crazy Barber (Short)
 1909 Shanghaied (Short)
 1909 Bring Me Some Ice (Short)
 1909 Tag Day (Short)
 1909 Educated Abroad (Short)
 1909 A Cure for Gout (Short)
 1909 Too Much Dog Biscuit (Short)
 1909 Professor's Love Tonic (Short)
 1909 The Actor's Baby Carriage (Short)
 1909 The Haunted Lounge (Short)
 1909 The Neighbors' Kids (Short)
 1908 Who Is Smoking That Rope? (Short)
 1908 A Battle Royal (Short)
 1908 The Installment Collector (Short)
 1908 An Obstinate Tooth (Short)
 1908 An All Wool Garment (Short)
 1908 The Hoodoo Lounge (Short)
 1908 The Effect of a Shave (Short)
 1908 The Impersonator's Jokes (Short)
 1908 Breaking Into Society (Short)
 1908 Beg Pardon (Short)
 1908 Soul Kiss (Short)
 1908 Hired-Tired-Fired (Short)
 1908 Never Again (Short)
 1908 The Bully (Short)
 1908 The Bandit Makes Good (Short)
 1908 Oh, What an Appetite (Short)
 1908 Lost and Found (Short)
 1908 The Baseball Fan (Short)
 1908 The Escape of the Ape (Short)
 1908 A Disastrous Flirtation (Short)
 1908 Mama's Birthday (Short)
 1908 Stung (Short)
 1908 The Directoire Gown (Short)
 1908 An Enterprising Florist (Short)
 1908 Checker Fiends (Short)
 1908 Oh, What Lungs! (Short)
 1908 Wouldn't It Tire You? (Short)
 1908 Little Mad-Cap (Short)
 1908 The Tragedian (Short)
 1908 The Gentle Sex (Short)
 1908 I Can't Read English (Short)
 1908 Just Like a Woman (Short)
 1908 Don't Pull My Leg (Short)
 1908 Ker-Choo (Short)
 1908 A Lord for a Day (Short)
 1908 Hypnotizing Mother-in-Law (Short)
 1908 Juggler Juggles (Short)
 1908 Well-Thy Water (Short)
 1908 The Dog Cop (Short)
 1908 Louder Please (Short)
 1908 Babies Will Play (Short)
 1908 The Hoosier Fighter (Short)
 1908 A Home at Last (Short)
 1908 Novice on Stilts (Short)
 1908/I Jack of All Trades (Short)
 1908 The Football Craze (Short)
 1907 The Bell Boy's Revenge (Short)
 1907 Where Is My Hair? (Short)
 1907 A Free Lunch (Short)
 1907 The Street Fakir (Short)
 1907 The Vagabond (Short)
 1907 Hey There! Look Out! (Short)
 1907 99 in the Shade (Short)
 1907 The Dancing Nig (Short)
 1907 Mr. Inquisitive (Short)
 1907 Slow But Sure (Short)
 1907 The Bandit King (Short) (as G.M. Anderson)
 1907 Western Justice (Short) (as G.M. Anderson)
 1907 His First Ride (Short) (as G.M. Anderson)
 1907 The Girl from Montana (Short) (as G.M. Anderson)
 1907 Who Is Who? (Short)
 1906 Sights in a Great City (Short)
 1906 The Tomboys (Short)
 1906 Trapped by Pinkertons (Short) (as G.M. Anderson)
 1906 The Female Highwayman (Short)
 1906 Dolly's Papa (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage: Produced "I Love You" on Broadway. Written by William LeBaron. Booth Theatre (moved to The 48th Street Theatre from 2 Jun 1919-close): 28 Apr 1919-unknown (56 performances). Cast: Richard Dix, Gilbert Douglas, Doris Mitchell, Gypsy O'Brien, Diantha Pattison, Robert Strange, Ruth Terry, John Westley. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 32 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Broncho Billy Anderson | Bronco Billy Anderson | G. M. Anderson | G.M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | G.M. Anderson | George M. Anderson | George Anderson | Gilbert M. Anderson | Gilbert Anderson | Mr. G.M. Anderson | Max Aronson | G.M.Anderson


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Bronco Billy's birth year is sometimes given as 1882 or 1883. According to the census records for Pulaski County, Arkansas (4 June 1880) he was born in 1880. See more »

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