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William S. Adams (1892–1930)

Born in Brooklyn, William ("Billy") Stuart Adams was the only known product of the union between Thomas Adams, Jr., and Jessie Stuart Blackton. He was the younger half-brother of James Stuart Blackton, the founder of Vitagraph and a pioneer in the movie making business. Little is known about Billy's youth. His World War I Civilian Draft ... See full bio »

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Known For

Won in the Clouds
Won in the Clouds Cinematographer
Hell-Bent for Heaven
Hell-Bent for Heaven Camera and Electrical Department
Three Miles Up
Three Miles Up Cinematographer
The Sky Skidder
The Sky Skidder Cinematographer


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 1929 The Smiling Terror (as William Adams)
 1929 Grit Wins (as William Adams)
 1929 The Sky Skidder (as William Adams)
 1928 Won in the Clouds (as William Adams)
 1927 Sky-High Saunders (Short)
 1927 Three Miles Up (as William Adams)
 1925 Tricks
 1921 The Wakefield Case (unconfirmed)
 1921 East Lynne
 1920 Passers-By
 1919 Dawn
 1914 Shadows of the Past (Short)
 1913 The Wreck (Short)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (3 credits)

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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Contracted tropical fever while filming locations in Borneo for White Captive



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