William Duncan (actor)

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William Duncan (December 16, 1879 February 7, 1961), born in Dundee, Scotland, was known as a major actor, producer, writer, and director of film serials and features in Hollywood. After immigrating to the United States as a child with his family, he became a leading star in the new film industry. Promoted as a Scottish star, he became one of the highest paid actors when under contract to Vitagraph.[1]

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William Duncan
Duncan in 1920
BornDecember 16, 1879
DiedFebruary 7, 1961(1961-02-07) (aged 81)
Resting placeInglewood Park Cemetery
Film director
Years active1911 - 1940
Spouse(s)Edith Johnson
(married 1921–1961)

Duncan worked with major studios of the day, including the Selig Polyscope Company and Vitagraph. As was typical of many early films, especially the silents, most of his films have not survived to the present day.[1]

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