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William Clifford (actor)

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William Clifford
Still showing Clifford (right) in A Corner in Cotton (1916)
DiedDecember 23, 1941(1941-12-23) (aged 64)
OccupationActor, screenwriter
Years active1910-1929

William Clifford (1878 – December 23, 1941) was an American actor and screenwriter of the silent era. He appeared in 170 films between 1910 and 1929. He also wrote for 30 films between 1913 and 1919.

Clifford was born in New Orleans in 1878, and he was educated in voice and music in Toronto, Canada.[1]

Early in his career, Clifford acted on stage as a supporting player for 18 years before he formed his own repertory company that toured the United States.[1] He also was the leading man in Earnest Shipman's Prisoner of Zenda company.[2]

He died in Los Angeles, California.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ a b "William Clifford in Alaskan Film". The Journal and Tribune. Tennessee, Knoxville. December 3, 1916. p. 31. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "William Clifford, Star of Many Noted Dramas, Has Had Interesting Career". Vicksburg Evening Post. Mississippi, Vicksburg. May 17, 1913. p. 11. Retrieved April 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.

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