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Donald Crisp
Birth: Jul. 27, 1882
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 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 nearly 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) 
Family links: 
  Jane Murfin (1884 - 1955)
  Helen Hunter Pease Crisp (1889 - 1913)*
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Forest Lawn Memorial Park (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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Happy Angel Day Blessings on this your "43rd" anniversary of your passing to a great actor. RIP dear Donald...always.....
- Rosie
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