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Thomas Rea (1898–1957)

Thomas Henry Rea was born May 2, 1898, To John Thomas Rea and Nellie Thurman Rea in Nebraska. He owned and operated the Elm Motel in Chico at the time of his death on April 2, 1957. When he was 16 year old he moved to Los Angeles from Nebraska. Two year later he started working for the Hal Roach, Fox Studios and Universal Studios as a ... See full bio »


(age 58) in Chico, California, USA

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The Adorable Savage
The Adorable Savage Cinematographer
Wolves of the North
Wolves of the North Cinematographer
White Youth
White Youth Cinematographer
The Fire Cat
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 1921 Thunder Island (as Thomas Rae)
 1921 Wolves of the North (as Thomas Rae)
 1921 The Fire Cat
 1920 White Youth
 1920 A Tokyo Siren (as Thomas Rae)
 1919 Lasca
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 1914 Ward's Claim (Short)
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 1919 Two Men of Tinted Butte (Short) (story)

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Brother of actress Marvel Rea.

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