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William H. Crane (1845–1928)

American actor, long on the stage, who made a handful of film appearances. His 54-year career began in 1864 when he left his native Leicester, Massachusetts to join the Holman Opera Company. He progressed through juvenile roles to leading men and into character parts, in such plays as "David Harum," "The Henrietta," and "The Spenders." He appeared... See full bio »

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David Harum David Harum
True As Steel Commodore Fairfield
The Coward's Flute Arthur Paget - the Coward


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 1924 True As Steel
Commodore Fairfield
 1923 Three Wise Fools
Hon. James Trumbull
 1920 The Saphead
Nicholas Van Alstyne
 1915 David Harum
David Harum
 1912 Lucky Jim (Short)
The Ranchman
 1912 Fathers and Sons (Short)
Oliver Byron - the Father
 1911 The Coward's Flute (Short)
Arthur Paget - the Coward
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 1923 Souls for Sale

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Stage Play: The Spenders. Written by Edward E. Rose. Adapted from the novel by H.L. Wilson. Savoy Theatre: 5 Oct 1903- Nov 1903 (closing date unknown/41 performances). Cast: William H. Crane (as "Peter Bines"), Freeman Barnes, Marie Bongham, Percy Brooke, Anne Caverley, Charles Crawford, Miss I. Darling, George De Vere, Lucille Flaven, ... See more »

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Crane began his career at age 19 and became a favorite of the American stage.

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