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William Collier Sr. (1864–1944)

William Collier Sr. was born on November 12, 1864 in New York City, New York, USA as William Morenus. He was an actor and writer, known for Cain and Mabel (1936), A Successful Failure (1934) and Madison Square Garden (1932). He was married to Paula Marr (actress) and Louise Allen. He died on January 13, 1944 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Cain and Mabel Pop Walters
A Successful Failure Ellery Cushing aka Uncle Dudley
Madison Square Garden Doc Williams
Going Places Writer


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 1941 The Hard-Boiled Canary
Dr. Joseph E. Maddy
 1939 Miracle on Main Street
Dr. Miles
 1939 Disputed Passage
Dr. William Cunningham
 1939 Television Spy
James Llewellyn
 1939 Invitation to Happiness
Mr. Wayne
 1939 I'm from Missouri
 1939 Persons in Hiding
Burt Nast
 1938 Say It in French
 1938/II Thanks for the Memory
Mr. Platt
 1938 Josette
David Brassard Sr.
 1936 Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Ed Moresby
 1936 Cain and Mabel
Pop Walters
 1936 Give Us This Night
 1936 Love on a Bet
Uncle Carlton MacCreigh
 1935 The Bride Comes Home
Alfred Desmereau
 1935 Annapolis Farewell
Rumboat Charlie
 1935 The Murder Man
'Pop' Grey
 1934 A Successful Failure
Ellery Cushing aka Uncle Dudley
 1934 Cheaters
K.C. Kelly
 1934 The Crosby Case
The Detective--Police Sgt. Melody
 1934 All of Me
Jerry Helman
 1932 Madison Square Garden
Doc Williams
 1932 Hot Saturday
Mr. Brock
 1932 The Washington Masquerade
 1932 After Tomorrow
Willie Taylor
 1932 Stepping Sisters
Herbert Ramsey
 1931 The Brat
Judge Emmett A. O'Flaherty
 1931 Annabelle's Affairs
 1931 6 Cylinder Love
Richard Burton
 1931 Mr. Lemon of Orange
Mr. Blake
 1931 Seas Beneath
Mugs O'Flaherty (uncredited)
 1930 Up the River
 1930 She's My Weakness
David Tuttle (as William Collier)
 1930 High Society Blues
Horace Divine
 1930 Free and Easy
William Collier Sr. - Master of Ceremonies at Premiere
 1930 Harmony at Home
Joe Haller
 1929 Happy Days
End Man - Minstrel Show
 1920 The Servant Question
Mr. Butler (as William Collier)
 1916 Willie's Wobbly Ways (Short)
Willie (as William Collier)
 1916 The No-Good Guy
Jimmy Coghlan (as William Collier)
 1916 Wife and Auto Trouble (Short)
The Meek Husband (as William Collier)
 1916 Better Late Than Never (Short)
The Art Student
 1915 Fatty and the Broadway Stars (Short)
William Collier - Broadway Star
Show Show Writer (9 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (6 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Stage: Appeared in "Personal", produced on Broadway. Written by Eugene Wiley Presbrey. Bijou Theatre: 3 Sep 1907-Oct 1907 (closing date unknown/38 performances). Cast: Marion Abbott, Mary Alden, Louise Allen, Herbert Ayling, Louise Compton, Nannette Comstock, Cathryn Cooper, Brandon Hurst, Wallace McCutcheon Jr., George Nash, Laura ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

William Collier | Willie Collier

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American stage actor, in Hollywood from 1929. Extensive appearances on Broadway between 1894 and 1927, invariably in musical comedy. See more »



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