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William Andrew Quirk
March 27, 1873
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||April 20, 1926 (aged 53)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Patsy Jane Holcomb|
(m.1903–div. after 1920)[a]
Billy Quirk (born William Andrew Quirk; March 27, 1873 – April 20, 1926) was an American stage and silent-film actor. He performed in at least 182 films between 1909 and 1924. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, he died in Los Angeles, California. Gem Motion Picture Company produced a series of "Billy" titled pictured starring Quirk.
- A Sound Sleeper (1909, Short) - uncredited
- The Hessian Renegades (1909, Short) - Hessian
- Pippa Passes (1909, Short) - In Studio
- Nursing a Viper (1909, Short) - Fleeing Aristocrat
- The Red Man's View (1909, Short) - Conqueror (uncredited)
- In Little Italy (1909, Short) - At the Ball
- To Save Her Soul (1909, Short)
- Choosing a Husband (1909, Short) - 2nd Bachelor
- The Woman from Mellon's (1910, Short) - Harry Townsend
- The Two Brothers (1910, Short) - Mexican
- The Lucky Toothache (1910, Short)
- How Rastus Gets His Turkey (1910, Short) - Rastus
- Algie the Miner (1912, Short) - Algie Allmore
- Billy Gets Arrested (1913, Short) - Billy
- Burglarizing Billy (1913, Short) - Billy
- Billy's First Quarrel (1913, Short) - Billy
- Billy's Adventure (1913, Short) - Billy
- Billy in Armor (1913, Short) - Billy
- What Happened to Father? (1915) - Dawson Hale
- Intolerance (1916) - Bartender
- The Matinee Idol (1916, Short)
- The Web of Life (1917) - The Valet
- His Day Out (1918, Short)
- The Man Worth While (1921) - Napoleon
- At the Stage Door (1921) - Harold Reade
- My Old Kentucky Home (1922) - Loney Smith
- Success (1923) - Nick Walker
- The Glimpses of the Moon (1923) - Bob Fulmer
- Salomy Jane (1923) - Colonel Starbottle
- Broadway Broke (1923) - Joe Karger
- A Bride for a Knight (1923)
- The Dixie Handicap (1924) - A Tout
- The United States Census of 1920 documents that the Quirks remained legally married in January that year, but Billy was living then in Manhattan in a boardinghouse. In his 1926 death certificate, however, he is documented as divorced. He and Patsy therefore divorced sometime between February 1920 and April 1926.
- "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940", marriage license and certificate of William A. Quirk and Patsy J. Holcomb, 26 January 1903, Manhattan, New York; database of New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FamilySearch copy of database of original records.
- Katchmer, George A. (May 8, 2002). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-4693-3. Retrieved October 31, 2018 – via Google Books.
- "Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1. [B] Group 2. Pamphlets, Etc. New Series". 1916.
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