King Baggot

American actor and director (1879–1948) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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William King Baggot (November 7, 1879 July 11, 1948) was an American actor, film director and screenwriter. He was an internationally famous movie star of the silent film era. The first individually publicized leading man in America, Baggot was referred to as "King of the Movies," "The Most Photographed Man in the World" and "The Man Whose Face Is As Familiar As The Man In The Moon."

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Baggot in 1915
William King Baggot

(1879-11-07)November 7, 1879
DiedJuly 11, 1948(1948-07-11) (aged 68)
Resting placeCalvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1900–1947
Ruth Constantine
(m. 1912; div. 1930)

Baggot appeared in over 300 motion pictures from 1909 to 1947; wrote 18 screenplays; and directed 45 movies from 1912 to 1928, including The Lie (1912), Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1925) and The House of Scandal (1928). He also directed William S. Hart in his most famous western, Tumbleweeds (1925).

Among his film appearances, he was best known for The Scarlet Letter (1911), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913), and Ivanhoe (1913), which was filmed on location in Wales.[1]

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