Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Harts in:
 • Green-Wood Cemetery
 • Brooklyn
 • Kings County (Brooklyn)
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
William Surrey Hart
Birth: Dec. 6, 1865
Death: Jun. 24, 1946

Actor. Born in Newburgh, New York, he started his acting career in the 1920s. At the age of 49, he proceeded west to Hollywood launching his motion picture career. During the next eleven years, he became a prolific western movie actor and pioneer during the hay day of silent movies, earning the nickname "Two-Gun Bill," and becoming the original silent screen cowboy. He made over 70 movies and directed 49 more while writing seven others. His reluctance to enter the new era of the "talkees" ended his career. He was replaced by actors such as Hoot Gibson and Gene Autry. He spent the last years on his ranch in Newhall, California, and died peacefully with his family at his bedside. After a brief service at his residence, his body was transported by train and he was laid to rest in the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. He left his ranch (Horseshoe) to the county of Los Angeles which operates it today as part of the county park system and known as the William S. Hart Park. 
Family links: 
  Winifred Westover (1899 - 1978)*
  William Surrey Hart (1922 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Green-Wood Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 191, Lot 29116
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 456
William Surrey Hart
Added by: A.J. Marik
William Surrey Hart
Added by: Matthew Fatale
William Surrey Hart
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Russ Dodge
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- LadyG8r924
 Added: Sep. 27, 2015

- kay richardson
 Added: Aug. 28, 2015

- mj
 Added: Jun. 24, 2015
There are 239 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.2 after 94 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service