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William Desmond (William Mannion)

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Biography

Salamanca, New York, USA
Raised in New York City, Dublin-born William Desmond began his show business career in vaudeville and on the stage. He had his own theatrical company by the time he made his film debut in Kilmeny (1915). Starting out in dramatic parts, Desmond soon switched to westerns and action serials, and became a major western star. When the sound era began Desmond was almost 50 years old, and was soon relegated to supporting roles. He continued making films into the 1940s. Read more...

Actor

Character: Gendarme Chief

Naughty Marietta 1935

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Character: Hawkmen Lookout Captain

Flash Gordon 1936

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Character: Bill Brine

Winners of the West 1940

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Character: Pat - Smelter Foreman

Don Winslow of the Navy 1942

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Character: Townsman Grinning at Banjo's Fall

Oklahoma Raiders 1944

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Character: Spectator at County Fair

The Egg and I 1947

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