Milton Sills

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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...


Character: Louis Anthony

Eyes of Youth 1919

Character: Sir Oliver Tressilian

The Sea Hawk 1924

Character: Himself

Movie Memories 1934

Character: Nifty Miller

The Barker 1928