William Russell

Born in April 12th, 1884

From The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

William Russell Biography

From Wikipedia William Russell (April 12, 1884 – February 18, 1929), born William Francis Lerche, was an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He appeared in over two hundred silent era motion pictures between 1910 and 1929, directing five of them in 1916 and producing two through his own production company in 1918 and 1925. Russell began his screen career in New York with the Biograph Company, where he worked for nine months before signing with the Thanhouser Company.

He was also part of the company of players for the American Film Manufacturing Company and their Flying "A" Studios in Santa Barbara. In 1917, he and actress Charlotte Burton were married. They divorced in 1921. He and actress Helen Ferguson were married on June 21, 1925, at the Wilshire Boulevard Congregational Church, after a six-year romance. William Russell died at age 44 from pneumonia at Hollywood Hospital in Los Angeles.

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William Russell Filmography

The Midnight Taxi Poster
September 1, 1928
State Street Sadie Poster
August 25, 1928
The Girl from Chicago Poster
November 19, 1927
The Blue Eagle Poster
September 12, 1926
The Beloved Brute Poster
November 9, 1924
Anna Christie Poster
November 24, 1923
The Crusader Poster
September 9, 1922
The Iron Rider Poster
November 21, 1920