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James Kirkwood

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Biography

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
A veteran stage actor, James Kirkwood entered films in 1909 as an actor and was soon playing leads in many of D.W. Griffith's early pictures. He turned to directing in 1912, and by 1914 was the favorite director of Mary Pickford, with whom he made nine films; he also co-starred in three of them. Although he was considered a major director in his day, he soon found directing assignments difficult to come by. His directing career faded by 1920, but he continued acting well into the 1950s. Read more...

Actor

Character: Pa Shelby in Prologue

Over the Hill 1931

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Character: Henry R. Graham

Lena Rivers 1932

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Character: Warren Benedict

No Hands on the Clock 1941

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Character: John Van Derwin

That Brennan Girl 1946

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Character: Reverend Mears

The Doolins of Oklahoma 1949

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Character: General Fairfield

The Sun Shines Bright 1953

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Character: Wagon Train Survivor

Winning of the West 1953

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Character: Sigrid's Beau

Transatlantic 1931

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Character: Judge Mortemer

Joan of Arc 1948

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