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William H. Crane Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

WILLIAM H. CRANE
Born: April 30, 1845 in Leicester, Massachusetts
Died: March 7, 1928 in Hollywood, California
Biography | show moreshow less
William H. Crane (1845-1928) was a stage actor who made his debut during the American Civil War but lived long enough to appear, and even star, in silent-era movies. Crane debuted in Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment (1963) in Utica, New York in 1863 and scored a big success a decade later as Le Blanc the Notary in the burlesque Evangeline (1873). He specialized in eccentric characters; out of his 27 Broadway appearances, three were in the title role of the comedy David Harum (1915), a role he created on the "Great White Way" Midtown Manhattan area of Broadway. Crane later reprised the role in the 1915 film adaptation of the play. It was the first of five film appearances for Crane, which including a starring role in the Buster Keaton comedy The Saphead (1920).   
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1920 The Saphead (Performer), 1924 So This Is Marriage (Performer), 1924 True As Steel (Performer), 1915 David Harum (Performer), 1911 The Coward's Flute (Performer), 1923 Three Wise Fools (Performer), 1923 Souls for Sale (in person), 1912 Fathers and Sons (Performer), 1912 Lucky Jim (Performer)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
The New Henrietta - Performer (December 22, 1913 - March 1914), A Fool of Fortune - Performer (January 12, 1912 - January 12, 1912), The Senator Keeps House - Performer (November 27, 1911 - March 1912), Father and the Boys - Performer (March 2, 1908 - May 1908), The Price of Money - Performer (August 29, 1906 - October 1906), The American Lord - Performer (April 16, 1906 - May 1906), Business Is Business - Performer (September 19, 1904 - November 1904), David Harum - Performer (April 4, 1904 - May 1904), The Spenders - Performer (October 5, 1903 - November 1903), David Harum - Performer (September 8, 1902 - September 1902), David Harum - Performer (October 1, 1900 - March 1901), A Rich Man's Son - Performer (October 21, 1899 - November 22, 1899), Peter Stuyvesant - Performer (October 2, 1899 - October 1899), The Head of the Family - Performer (December 6, 1898 - Closing date unknown), Worth a Million - Performer (November 21, 1898 - Closing date unknown), His Honor the Mayor - Performer (April 26, 1898 - Closing date unknown), His Last Appearance - Performer (April 4, 1898 - Closing date unknown), A Virginia Courtship - Performer (January 31, 1898 - Closing date unknown), A Fool of Fortune - Performer (November 30, 1896 - Closing date unknown), The Governor of Kentucky - Performer (January 21, 1896 - March 1896), His Wife's Father - Performer (March 25, 1895 - Closing date unknown), The Pacific Mail - Performer (October 22, 1894 - Closing date unknown), The Grand Duchess - Performer (July 3, 1872 - July 13, 1872), The Fair One With Blonde Wig - Performer (June 26, 1872 - July 2, 1872), Prima Donna of a Night - Performer (June 21, 1872 - July 2, 1872), Fortunio and his Gifted Servants! - Performer (June 3, 1872 - June 20, 1872), Little Faust! - Performer (August 22, 1870 - October 1, 1870)

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