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Earl Metcalfe

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Earle Metcalfe
Metcalfe in 1920
Earle Keeney Metcalfe

(1889-03-11)March 11, 1889
DiedJanuary 26, 1928(1928-01-26) (aged 38)
Other namesEarle Metcalfe
Earl Metcalf
Earle Metcalf
Years active1912–1928

Earl Metcalfe (March 11, 1889 – January 26, 1928) was an American actor. He appeared in the films The Fortune Hunter, While New York Sleeps, What Women Will Do, White Eagle, While Justice Waits, The Great Night, Look Your Best, Skid Proof, Fair Week, The Silent Accuser, Silk Stocking Sal, The Man Without a Country, The Ship of Souls, Partners Again, With Buffalo Bill on the U. P. Trail, The Midnight Sun, The Call of the Klondike, The Midnight Message, The Mystery Club, Atta Boy, Love's Blindness, Remember, The Notorious Lady, and The Devil's Saddle, among others.[1]

In a movie fight with actor/director Joseph Kaufman, Kaufman accidentally lost some teeth during the filming.[2]

Metcalfe died during a flight in a biplane in 1928 over Glendale or Burbank California.[3] He had taken up flying as a recreation and was undergoing pilot training. Various sources have Metcalfe falling from the airplane or jumping from it, indicating a suicide. The plane is reported to have been looping-the-loop or in a barrel roll, two different aerial maneuvers.[4] The pilot Roy Wilson was unharmed.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "Earl Metcalfe". AllMovie. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  2. ^ "In the Studios", New York Daily Mirror, May 5, 1915
  3. ^ Earl Metcalfe at findagrave.com
  4. ^ Various newspapers reporting Earle Metcalfe's demise, New Britain Herald, The Indianapolis Times, Douglas Daily Dispatch, The Evening Star[Washington D.C.]
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