SILENT FILM STAR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1864

william s. hart
    William Surrey Hart (December 6, 1864 – June 23, 1946)

Hart was a successful Shakespearean actor on Broadway who also
appeared in the original 1899 stage production of Ben-Hur. He went
on to become one of the great stars of the motion picture western. He 
entered films in 1914 where, after supporting roles in two short films,he
achieved stardom as the lead in the feature The Bargain.

Fascinated by the Old West, he acquired Billy the Kid‘s "six shooters"
and was a friend of legendary lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. 



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                Hart in Ben-Hur


 

 

 

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