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George Field (actor)

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George Field
Field, 1910s
Born(1877-03-18)March 18, 1877
DiedMarch 9, 1925(1925-03-09) (aged 47)
OccupationActor
Years active1912 – 1924

George Field (March 18, 1877 in San Francisco – March 9, 1925 in Los Angeles, California) was an American silent film actor.

Early life

Born George Blankman Field to George Durgin Field and Elizabeth Blankman. Elizabeth was the daughter of dentist and attorney Dr. Henry Gerrit Blankman, born 3 May 1813 in Amsterdam, North Holland. He came to San Francisco from New York in June 1849. Elizabeth's mother was Magdelena del Valle, the niece and ward of the famous Mexican General Mariano de Vallejo and his brother Jose de Jesus de Vallejo.

Career

George began his career as a stage actor in the popular San Francisco theatre scene but was signed into film in 1912 and starred in 207 films until 1924. He also had a bit part in "Don Q Son of Zorro", where he was named as George Blankman. George and Winifred Greenwood worked at Flying A Studios in Santa Barbara. George later worked for Dustin Farnum, after whom Dustin Hoffman was named. George also starred with Charlotte Burton in films such as In the Firelight.

Personal life

He was married to his co-star Winifred L. Greenwood who herself starred in at least 222 films. They married in 1913 and were perhaps divorced in 1918. However, illness cut his career short and he was forced to leave acting in late 1924. He died the following 9 March. after a battle with tuberculosis. He died aged 47. George's funeral notice appeared in The Los Angeles Times and stated that he was the beloved husband of Mary L. Field, so his divorce from Winifred is almost certain.

Selected filmography

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