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  • BIRTH 15/06/1888
  • DEATH 28/09/1947
  • Country United States
  • MOVIES 25

William B. Davidson

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William B. Davidson (June 16, 1888 – September 28, 1947) was an American film actor.

Davidson attended Columbia University where he played football. He became a popular football star. This fame eventually led to his foray into motion pictures after he had spent some time as a lawyer. He started in films in 1914 with Vitagraph and supported well known stage and film actresses such as Ethel Barrymore, Mabel Taliaferro, Charlotte Walker, Olga Petrova, Viola Dana, June Caprice, Edna Goodrich, and Mae West. He appeared in 318 films between 1915 and 1949.

He was born in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and died in Santa Monica, California. His first Hollywood film was For the Honor of the Crew. Afterward, he appeared in many films, his best-known role was perhaps the Ship's captain in The Most Dangerous Game. He remained in show business until his sudden death after surgery in 1947.

William B. Davidson

Movies (25)

Scarface
Scarface
Citizens Committee Member (uncredited)
The Most Dangerous Game
The Most Dangerous Game
Captain (uncredited)
Dishonored
Dishonored
I'm No Angel
I'm No Angel
Ernest Brown
Fog Over Frisco
Fog Over Frisco
Editor Joe Hogue
Hell's Angels
Hell's Angels
Staff Major
Marked Woman
Marked Woman
Bob Crandall
Imitation of Life
Imitation of Life
Man Buying Cigar (uncredited)
Keep 'Em Flying
Keep 'Em Flying
Gonigle
Mystery of the Wax Museum
Mystery of the Wax Museum
Detective (Uncredited)
The Last Trail
The Last Trail
Kurt Morley
Hollywood Hotel
Hollywood Hotel
Director Kelton
The Lifted Veil
The Lifted Veil
Malcolm Grant
Dangerous
Dangerous
Reed Walsh
Larceny, Inc.
Larceny, Inc.
McCarthy
The Singing Kid
The Singing Kid
Barney Hammond
My Darling Clementine
My Darling Clementine
Saloon Owner (uncredited)
Each Dawn I Die
Each Dawn I Die
Bill Mason
Seven Sinners
Seven Sinners
Police Chief
Tin Pan Alley
Tin Pan Alley
Hotel Manager
Satan Met a Lady
Satan Met a Lady
City Fathers Committee Spokesman (uncredited)
Easy Living
Easy Living
Mr. Hyde
Racket Busters
Racket Busters
Trucking Chairman (uncredited)
They Made Me a Criminal
They Made Me a Criminal
Ennis
Dust Be My Destiny
Dust Be My Destiny
Work Farm Warden