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Donald Crisp
Birth: Jul. 27, 1882
London
City of London
Greater London, England
Death: May 25, 1974
Van Nuys
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor, Director. Born George William Crisp in London, England, he was a versatile character performer in over a 100 films and directed over a 70 films. In 1910, pursuing a career in theater, he began working as a stage manager, when he met D.W. Griffith and made his first film with Griffith's Biograph Company in New Jersey. From 1908 to 1930, in addition to directing dozens of films, he also appeared in early silent films. As an actor, some of his most memorable performances were in "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935), "Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936), "The Life of Emile Zola" (1937), "Wuthering Heights" (1939), "The Sea Hawk" (1940) and "How Green is My Valley" (1941), for which he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. As a director, his credits included "The Navigator" (1924), "Young April" (1926), "Vanity" (1927), "The Cop" (1928) and "The Runaway Bride" (1930). He also served in the British Army during the Boer War (1899 to 1902), in the army intelligence section during World War I (1914 to 1918) and as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves during World War II. He died of a stroke at age 91 in Van Nuys, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Jane Murfin (1884 - 1955)
  Helen Hunter Pease Crisp (1889 - 1913)*
 
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Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Wee Kirk Churchyard, Lot 2138, Space 4
 
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Record added: Feb 24, 2000
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With admiration and respect. Love your films.
- Flower Girl
 Added: Sep. 20, 2017
What a wonderful actor you were. Thank you for so many memorable films. God bless now and forever.
- TC
 Added: Sep. 3, 2017
Thanks for your service to your country. And thanks for the Lassie films that you appeared in. You made the first one Lassie Come home and two others. You played an excellent part in all those movies. I am surprised win an Oscar in my book you did. Rest ...(Read more)
- Joseph Murek
 Added: Jul. 29, 2017
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