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Donald Crisp Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

DONALD CRISP
Born: July 27, 1882 in Bow, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 25, 1974 in Van Nuys, California
Biography | show moreshow less
Donald Crisp (1882-1974) toured the US as singer and stage director for an opera company. Film pioneer D. W. Griffith cast him in major roles in Birth of a Nation (as Ulysses S. Grant, 1915) and Broken Blossoms (as the abusive father of Lillian Gish, 1919). Learning directing from Griffith, he made films of his own in the 1920s, including Buster Keaton's The Navigator and Douglas Fairbanks' Don Q, Son of Zorro. He served in three wars: the Boer War, World War I and World War II. With the advent of talkies, he assumed the role of character actor in important films like Mutiny on the Bounty, Wuthering Heights and The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex. He received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for How Green Was My Valley (1942). While continuing to act occasionally, through his last film, Spencer's Mountain (1963), he became an important figure in Hollywood money circles, serving on many corporate boards and advising the Bank of America on film financing.   
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1963-Spencer's-Mountain (Performer), 1961-Greyfriars-Bobby:-The-True-Story-of-a-Dog (Performer), 1957-Drango (Performer), 1956-Crossroads (Performer), 1951-Home-Town-Story (Performer), 1948-Hills-of-Home (Performer), 1944-National-Velvet (Performer), 1939-The-Old-Maid (Performer), 1938-Valley-of-the-Giants (Performer), 1936-Beloved-Enemy (Performer), 1935-Mutiny-on-the-Bounty (Performer), 1934-British-Agent (Performer), 1933-Broadway-Bad (Performer), 1929-The-Pagan (Performer), 1929-Trent's-Last-Case (Performer), 1928-The-Viking (Performer), 1921-The-Bonnie-Brier-Bush (Performer), 1915-A-Girl-of-Yesterday (Performer), 1915-The-Love-Route (Performer), 1914-Over-the-Ledge (Performer), 1914-A-Lesson-in-Mechanics (Performer), 1914-Her-Mother's-Necklace (Performer), 1914-Their-First-Acquaintance (Performer), 1914-The-Birthday-Present (Performer), 1914-The-Newer-Woman (Performer), 1914-The-Escape (Performer), 1914-The-Soul-of-Honor (Performer), 1914-The-Miniature-Portrait (Performer), 1914-The-Great-Leap:-Until-Death-Do-Us-Part (Performer), 1914-The-Stiletto (Performer), 1914-The-Battle-of-the-Sexes (Performer), 1913/I-Black-and-White (Performer), 1913-Two-Men-of-the-Desert (Performer), 1912-The-Eternal-Mother (Performer), 1911-The-Squaw's-Love (Performer), 1911-The-Diving-Girl (Performer), 1911-The-White-Rose-of-the-Wilds (Performer), 1911-The-Lily-of-the-Tenements (Performer), 1911-Fate's-Turning (Performer), 1911-The-Two-Paths (Performer), 1910-A-Plain-Song (Performer), 1908-The-French-Maid (Performer), 1908-The-French-Maid (Director), 1928-The-Cop (Director), 1927-Vanity (Director), 1923-Ponjola (Director), 1921-The-Bonnie-Brier-Bush (Director), 1921-Appearances (Director), 1919-Too-Much-Johnson (Director), 1919-Putting-It-Over (Director), 1918-Believe-Me,-Xantippe (Director), 1917-The-Clever-Mrs.-Carfax (Director), 1917-The-Marcellini-Millions (Director), 1915-How-Hazel-Got-Even (Director), 1914-At-Dawn (Director), 1914-Paid-with-Interest (Director), 1914-Sands-of-Fate (Director), 1914-Her-Mother's-Necklace (Director), 1914-Their-First-Acquaintance (Director), 1914-The-Newer-Woman (Director), 1955-Lux-Video-Theatre (in person), 1950-Screen-Actors (in person), 1942-The-Battle-of-Midway (in person), 1983-Hollywood-Out-takes-and-Rare-Footage (Other), 1955-MGM-Parade (Other), 1951-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (in person), 1963-1964-Walt-Disney's-Wonderful-World-of-Color (Other), 1949-Some-of-the-Best:-Twenty-Five-Years-of-Motion-Picture-Leadership (in person), 2000-Omnibus (Other), 1995-Biography (Other), 1954-Prince-Valiant (Performer), 1950-Bright-Leaf (Performer), 1949-Challenge-to-Lassie (Performer), 1947-Ramrod (Performer), 1945-The-Valley-of-Decision (Performer), 1944-The-Adventures-of-Mark-Twain (Performer), 1941-How-Green-Was-My-Valley (Performer), 1941-Dr.-Jekyll-and-Mr.-Hyde (Performer), 1940-Brother-Orchid (Performer), 1940-Dr.-Ehrlich's-Magic-Bullet (Performer), 1939-Sons-of-Liberty (Performer), 1939-Juarez (Performer), 1938-Comet-Over-Broadway (Performer), 1938-The-Amazing-Dr.-Clitterhouse (Performer), 1938-Jezebel (Performer), 1936-The-Charge-of-the-Light-Brigade (Performer), 1936-Mary-of-Scotland (Performer), 1935-Oil-for-the-Lamps-of-China (Performer), 1935-Laddie (Performer), 1934-The-Little-Minister (Performer), 1934-The-Key (Performer), 1928-Stand-and-Deliver (Performer), 1926-The-Black-Pirate (Performer), 1916-Joan-the-Woman (Performer), 1915-May-Blossom (Performer), 1915-The-Blue-or-the-Gray (Performer), 1914-The-Sisters (Performer), 1914-Another-Chance (Performer), 1914/I-The-Warning (Performer), 1914-His-Mother's-Trust (Performer), 1914-Ashes-of-the-Past (Performer), 1914-The-Mysterious-Shot (Performer), 1913-In-the-Elemental-World (Performer), 1913-Olaf-An-Atom (Performer), 1913-Pirate-Gold (Performer), 1912-The-Musketeers-of-Pig-Alley (Performer), 1911-The-Long-Road (Performer), 1911-The-Adventures-of-Billy (Performer), 1911-Her-Awakening (Performer), 1911-Out-from-the-Shadow (Performer), 1911-In-the-Days-of-'49 (Performer), 1911-A-Decree-of-Destiny (Performer), 1911-What-Shall-We-Do-with-Our-Old (Performer), 1911-The-Poor-Sick-Men (Performer), 1928-Stand-and-Deliver (Director), 1927-Man-Bait (Director), 1926-Sunny-Side-Up (Director), 1922-Tell-Your-Children (Director), 1919-Why-Smith-Left-Home (Director), 1919-Something-to-Do (Director), 1917-Lost-in-Transit (Director), 1917-The-Cook-of-Canyon-Camp (Director), 1917-His-Sweetheart (Director), 1914-Another-Chance (Director), 1914-The-Availing-Prayer (Director), 1914/I-The-Warning (Director), 1914-His-Mother's-Trust (Director), 1914-The-Mysterious-Shot (Director), 1914-Her-Father's-Silent-Partner (Director), 1914-Her-Father's-Silent-Partner (Producer), 1917-The-Cook-of-Canyon-Camp (Writer), 1917-The-Cook-of-Canyon-Camp (in person), 1960-About-Faces (in person), 1957-This-Is-Your-Life (in person), 1955-The-Name's-the-Same (in person), 1954-A-Star-Is-Born-World-Premiere (in person), 1953-The-25th-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1988-American-Masters (Other), 1916-Intolerance:-Love's-Struggle-Throughout-the-Ages (Performer), 1960-Pollyanna (Performer), 1959-A-Dog-of-Flanders (Performer), 1959-Playhouse-90 (Performer), 1958-Saddle-the-Wind (Performer), 1955-The-Man-from-Laramie (Performer), 1955-The-Long-Gray-Line (Performer), 1948-Whispering-Smith (Performer), 1945-Son-of-Lassie (Performer), 1944-The-Uninvited (Performer), 1943-Forever-and-a-Day (Performer), 1942-The-Gay-Sisters (Performer), 1941-Shining-Victory (Performer), 1940-Knute-Rockne-All-American (Performer), 1940-The-Sea-Hawk (Performer), 1939-The-Private-Lives-of-Elizabeth-and-Essex (Performer), 1939-Daughters-Courageous (Performer), 1939-Wuthering-Heights (Performer), 1937-The-Life-of-Emile-Zola (Performer), 1935-Vanessa:-Her-Love-Story (Performer), 1934-What-Every-Woman-Knows (Performer), 1934-The-Life-of-Vergie-Winters (Performer), 1932-Red-Dust (Performer), 1932-A-Passport-to-Hell (Performer), 1931-Svengali (Performer), 1930-Scotland-Yard (Performer), 1929-The-Return-of-Sherlock-Holmes (Performer), 1928-The-River-Pirate (Performer), 1919-Broken-Blossoms-or-The-Yellow-Man-and-the-Girl (Performer), 1915-The-Foundling (Performer), 1914-The-Folly-of-Anne (Performer), 1914-The-Niggard (Performer), 1914/I-The-Idiot (Performer), 1914-The-Weaker-Strain (Performer), 1914-Home,-Sweet-Home (Performer), 1913-By-Man's-Law (Performer), 1913-Near-to-Earth (Performer), 1911-The-Failure (Performer), 1911-The-Miser's-Heart (Performer), 1911-Conscience (Performer), 1911-Heart-Beats-of-Long-Ago (Performer), 1910-The-Golden-Supper (Performer), 1910-A-Child's-Stratagem (Performer), 1909-Through-the-Breakers (Performer), 1930-The-Runaway-Bride (Director), 1927-The-Fighting-Eagle (Director), 1926-Young-April (Director), 1921-The-Princess-of-New-York (Director), 1921-The-Barbarian (Director), 1920-Held-by-the-Enemy (Director), 1919-Johnny-Get-Your-Gun (Director), 1919-The-Poor-Boob (Director), 1919-Under-the-Top (Director), 1918-The-Firefly-of-France (Director), 1918-The-House-of-Silence (Director), 1918-Jules-of-the-Strong-Heart (Director), 1917-A-Roadside-Impresario (Director), 1914-The-Little-Country-Mouse (Director), 1914-The-Niggard (Director), 1914-Frenchy (Director), 1914/I-The-Idiot (Director), 1914-The-Weaker-Strain (Director), 1949-Africa-Screams (Producer), 1958-The-Last-Hurrah (Performer), 1943-Lassie-Come-Home (Performer), 1940-City-for-Conquest (Performer), 1939-The-Oklahoma-Kid (Performer), 1938-The-Dawn-Patrol (Performer), 1938-The-Sisters (Performer), 1938-The-Beloved-Brat (Performer), 1938-Sergeant-Murphy (Performer), 1937-That-Certain-Woman (Performer), 1937-Confession (Performer), 1937-Parnell (Performer), 1937-The-Great-O'Malley (Performer), 1936-A-Woman-Rebels (Performer), 1936-The-White-Angel (Performer), 1934-The-Crime-Doctor (Performer), 1933-Hamlet,-Act-I:-Scenes-IV-and-V (Performer), 1931-Kick-In (Performer), 1925-Don-Q-Son-of-Zorro (Performer), 1916-Ramona (Performer), 1915-The-Commanding-Officer (Performer), 1915-The-Birth-of-a-Nation (Performer), 1915-An-Old-Fashioned-Girl (Performer), 1914-A-Question-of-Courage (Performer), 1914-The-Great-God-Fear (Performer), 1914-Down-the-Hill-to-Creditville (Performer), 1914-The-Tavern-of-Tragedy (Performer), 1914-The-Mountain-Rat (Performer), 1914-The-Different-Man (Performer), 1913-The-Blue-or-the-Gray (Performer), 1913-The-Bracelet (Performer), 1913-The-Mothering-Heart (Performer), 1913-The-Sheriff's-Baby (Performer), 1912-The-Inner-Circle (Performer), 1911-The-Battle (Performer), 1911-The-Making-of-a-Man (Performer), 1911-Swords-and-Hearts (Performer), 1911-The-Primal-Call (Performer), 1911-A-Wreath-of-Orange-Blossoms (Performer), 1911-Help-Wanted (Performer), 1911-The-Italian-Barber (Performer), 1910-Winning-Back-His-Love (Performer), 1910-Sunshine-Sue (Performer), 1927-Dress-Parade (Director), 1927-Nobody's-Widow (Director), 1925-Don-Q-Son-of-Zorro (Director), 1924-The-Navigator (Director), 1920-Miss-Hobbs (Director), 1920-The-Six-Best-Cellars (Director), 1919-It-Pays-to-Advertise (Director), 1919-Love-Insurance (Director), 1919-A-Very-Good-Young-Man (Director), 1919-Venus-in-the-East (Director), 1918-The-Way-of-a-Man-with-a-Maid (Director), 1918-The-Goat (Director), 1918-Less-Than-Kin (Director), 1918-Rimrock-Jones (Director), 1917-The-Countess-Charming (Director), 1917-The-Bond-Between (Director), 1917-The-Eyes-of-the-World (Director), 1916-Ramona (Director), 1915-An-Old-Fashioned-Girl (Director), 1914-The-Great-God-Fear (Director), 1914-Down-the-Hill-to-Creditville (Director), 1914-The-Tavern-of-Tragedy (Director), 1938-For-Auld-Lang-Syne (in person), 1997-20th-Century-Fox:-The-First-50-Years (Other), 1914-The-Avenging-Conscience:-or-'Thou-Shalt-Not-Kill' (Performer), 2003-50-Greatest-TV-Animals (Other)
Theater Credits
The-Little-Millionaire - Performer (September 25, 1911 - March 9, 1912), The-Yankee-Prince - Performer (April 20, 1908 - August 29, 1908)

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