Gayne Whitman

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Gayne Whitman (born Alfred D. Vosburgh; March 19, 1890 August 31, 1958) was an American radio and film actor.[1] He appeared in more than 200 films between 1904 and 1957. In some early films, he was credited under his birth name. He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

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Gayne Whitman
Whitman in 1916
Alfred D. Vosburgh

(1890-03-19)March 19, 1890
DiedAugust 31, 1958(1958-08-31) (aged 68)
Other namesAlfred Whitman
Years active1904-1957
SpouseEstelle Margaret Allen (1893-1970)

Whitman's theatrical debut came when he carried a spear behind an actor portraying King Richard III in a production in Indianapolis.[2]

Allen Vosburgh, he was the leading man in the film Princess of the Dark (1917). Soon after that, he changed his screen name to Alfred Whitman because "1917 was not a good time to have a German sounding name."[3]

Beginning in 1921, Whitman acted at the Morosco Theater in Los Angeles.[3] He returned to films in 1925 when he received a contract with Warner Bros.[4]

On radio, Whitman played the title role in Chandu the Magician,[5] was the narrator on Lassie[5]:192-193 and Strange as It Seems,[5]:319 and was an announcer on Paducah Plantation[5]:264 and other programs.

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