William Farnum

William Farnum

actor, additional crew, soundtrack

William Farnum was born on Jul 04, 1876 in USA. William Farnum's big-screen debut came with The Redemption of David Corson directed by Frederick A. Thomson in 1914, strarring David Corson. William Farnum is known for Hangmen Also Die! directed by Fritz Lang, Brian Donlevy stars as Dr. Franticek Svoboda and Walter Brennan as Prof. Stephen Novotny. The most recent award William Farnum achieved is Walk of Fame. The upcoming new movie William Farnum plays is Jack and the Beanstalk which will be released on Apr 12, 1952.

William Farnum was born the son of G.D. Farnum and Adela Le Gros, actors who trained their William and his two brothers, Dustin Farnum and Marshall Farnum, in their profession. William made his stage debut at the age of 10 in Richmond, Virginia, in a production of "Julius Caesar" starring Edwin Booth. His first Broadway appearance was in 1896. His first major stage success was in the title role in "Ben Hur", in which he toured for five years. From 1915 to 1925 he devoted himself exclusively to motion pictures and became one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood, receiving from William Fox $10,000 weekly. In 1924 he was seriously injured while filming The Man Who Fights Alone (1924). After that he was reduced to playing minor roles until the end of the silent era. He returned to the stage in 1925 playing Sir Ralph Morgan in "The Buccaneer". The following year he appeared in the title role of Julius Caesar and two years later was on Broadway as Banquo in "Macbeth". On June 10, 1953, Farnum's funeral was held at the Wilshire Methodist Church in Los Angeles. Pallbearers were Cecil B. DeMille, Jesse Lasky, Frank Lloyd, Clarence Brown, Charles Coburn and Leo Carillo. The eulogy was read by Pat O'Brien.

  • Birthday

    Jul 04, 1876
  • Place of Birth

    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Known For


1 wins & 0 nominations

Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame

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