William Desmond (born William Mannion; January 23, 1878 November 3, 1949) was an American actor. He appeared in more than 200 films between 1915 and 1948. He was nicknamed "The King of the Silent Serials."

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William Desmond
Desmond in 1915
William Mannion

(1878-01-23)January 23, 1878
DiedNovember 3, 1949(1949-11-03) (aged 71)
Years active1915–1949
SpouseMary McIvor (m.1919)

Born William Mannion[1] in Horseheads, New York, he was raised in New York City. He later changed his surname to a stage name. He started out in vaudeville and the legitimate stage before making his film debut. In 1919, he married his co-star Mary McIvor, with whom he had two daughters. [2]

On November 3, 1949, Desmond died at age 71 of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California. He is interred at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory, Los Angeles.[3]

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