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Thomas Meighan

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Biography

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Sadly, this once-popular silent screen star and older matinée idol for Paramount Studios, is all but forgotten today. Thomas "Tommy" Meighan was one of the rulers of the Hollywood roost, between the years 1915 and 1928. He was born in Pittsburgh, his father a president of a major manufacturing company. Meighan switched interests from medicine to acting during his mid-college years, joining Henrietta Crosman's Pittsburgh stock company as his initiation to professional theater. During these years he met and married stage actress Frances Ring, who was the sister of actors Blanche and Cyril Ring, enjoying a long and happy wedded life. Read more...

Actor

Character: Leslie Hatten

The Mating Call 1928

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Character: Henry Peck

Peck's Bad Boy 1934

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