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Minor Watson
Minor Watson in The Jackie Robinson Story (1950).jpg
Born(1889-12-22)December 22, 1889
DiedJuly 28, 1965(1965-07-28) (aged 75)
Resting placeAlton Cemetery, Alton, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Years active1912–1959
Spouse(s)Elinor Hewitt
(m. 19??)

Minor Watson (December 22, 1889 – July 28, 1965) was a prominent character actor. He appeared in 111 movies made between 1913 and 1956. His credits included Boys Town (1938), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Kings Row (1942), Guadalcanal Diary (1943), Bewitched (1945), The Virginian (1946), and The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

Early years

Watson was the son of Mrs. Alice Rodgers.[1] He attended St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin,[2] and Shurtleff College in Alton, Illinois. He said that, as a member of Sigma Phi at Shurtleff, he was encouraged to pursue a career in drama.[3]

Film

Watson began his film career with Essanay Studios in 1913.[4] He was described as "the new recruit that plays lover parts."[5]

Stage

Watson's Broadway credits include State of the Union, End of Summer, Tapestry in Gray, A Divine Drudge, Reunion in Vienna, Friendship, This Thing Called Love, These Modern Women, Howdy King, Mismates, The Magnolia Lady, and Why Men Leave Home.[6]

Personal life

Watson married Elinor Hewitt December 7, 1919, in Boston, Massachusetts.[7]

Death

Watson is buried in Alton Cemetery in Alton, Illinois.

Partial filmography

References

  1. ^ "Alton Furnishes Two Young Men to Stage". Illinois, Alton. Alton Evening Telegraph. June 3, 1911. p. 8. Retrieved April 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "(untitled brief)". Illinois, Alton. Alton Evening Telegraph. January 6, 1908. p. 3. Retrieved April 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ "Stratton White Named President Of Sigma Society". Illinois, Alton. Alton Evening Telegraph. March 31, 1927. p. 3. Retrieved April 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "Minor Watson in Motion Pictures". Illinois, Alton. Alton Evening Telegraph. July 3, 1913. p. 1. Retrieved April 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ "Converts His Role of Simulated Heroism into Daring Reality". Utah, Standard. The Ogden Standard. July 12, 1913. p. 2. Retrieved April 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  6. ^ "Minor Watson". Playbill. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  7. ^ "Miss Hewitt to Be Married Next Sunday in Boston". Illinois, Alton. Alton Evening Telegraph. December 2, 1919. p. 3. Retrieved April 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access

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