J. Farrell MacDonald

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John Farrell MacDonald (June 6, 1875 – August 2, 1952) was an American character actor and director. He played supporting roles and occasional leads. He appeared in over 325 films over a four-decade career from 1911 to 1951, and directed forty-four silent films from 1912 to 1917.

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J. Farrell Macdonald in The Last Alarm (1940)
Joseph Farrell MacDonald

(1875-06-06)June 6, 1875
DiedAugust 2, 1952(1952-08-02) (aged 77)
Other namesJ.F. Mcdonald
EducationYale University (B.A.)
  • Actor
  • film director
  • singer
Years active1911–1951
Spouse(s)Edith Bostwick
(m. 19??; died 1943)

MacDonald was the principal director of L. Frank Baum's Oz Film Manufacturing Company, and he can frequently be seen in the films of Frank Capra, Preston Sturges and, especially, John Ford.