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Milton Sills

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
American leading man of silent pictures. Born into affluence in Chicago, he attended the University of Chicago on scholarship and remained there as a professor of psychology and philosophy. A chance visit to the school by actor- manager Donald Robertson led to Sills abandoning his career and joining Robertson's stock company as an actor in 1905. Three years later he went to New York and was an immediate Broadway success. After nearly twenty productions, he was wooed into films by producer William A. Brady. Sills debuted in The Pit (1914) and was just as immediately a success in movies. Read more...

Actor

Character: Louis Anthony

Eyes of Youth 1919

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Character: Sir Oliver Tressilian

The Sea Hawk 1924

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Character: Himself

Movie Memories 1934

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Character: Nifty Miller

The Barker 1928

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