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George Fawcett

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George Fawcett
George Fawcett.jpg
Fawcett in the play The Great John Ganton, 1909
Born(1860-08-25)August 25, 1860
DiedJune 6, 1939(1939-06-06) (aged 78)
Alma materUniversity of Virginia
OccupationActor
Years active1915–1933
SpousePercy Haswell (m. 1895) (1 daughter)

George Fawcett (August 25, 1860 – June 6, 1939) was an American stage and film actor of the silent era.

Biography

Born in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1860, Fawcett graduated from the University of Virginia.[1] His initial inclination was to be an attorney, but he became a Shakespearean actor instead.[2]

Fawcett had his own acting troupe, the Fawcett Stock Company.[3] He appeared on stage in such plays as Ghosts (1905) with Mary Shaw, The Squaw Man (1905) with William Faversham, The Great John Ganton (1909) with an up-and-coming actress Laurette Taylor in the cast, and Getting a Polish (1910) with actress May Irwin.

Fawcett's film debut came in 1915[2] in The Majesty of the Law,[4] and he appeared in 151 films between 1915 and 1933.[citation needed] He also directed films.[2] He returned to the stage in 1930 in a production of The Great John Ganton at the Vine Theater in Los Angeles.[5]

Fawcett married actress Percy Haswell, and they had one daughter.[6] Fawcett died in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1939.

Partial filmography

In a still from The Corner (1916), millionaire David Waltham (played by George Fawcett, holding a cigar and scowling) stands in a group of businessmen.
In a still from The Corner (1916), millionaire David Waltham (played by George Fawcett, holding a cigar and scowling) stands in a group of businessmen.
In a still from Love (1927).
In a still from Love (1927).

References

  1. ^ Katchmer, George A. (2009). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 113-114. ISBN 9781476609058. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "He Goes From Pauper to Magnate". The New York Times. August 10, 1924. p. X 2. Retrieved September 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "George Fawcett Takes Big Part in Great Movie Film". The Lima News. Ohio, Lima. September 19, 1915. p. 14. Retrieved April 16, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "George Fawcett makes screen debut". Nashville Banner. September 11, 1915. p. 27. Retrieved September 5, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Actor seeks lost zest". Los Angeles Times. May 18, 1930. p. Part III 11. Retrieved September 5, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Mrs. George Fawcett". The New York Times. June 14, 1945. p. 19. Retrieved September 5, 2021.

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