Dwan, Allan, 1885-1981

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Birth 1885-04-03
Death 1981-12-28
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Allan Dwan was a film director. He was born in Toronto, Canada on April 3, 1885. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in electrical engineering. Allan worked for Essanay as a scenario editor, later moving to the American Film Company. He married Betty Marie Shelton and had no children. He directed more than 400 films from 1909 until his death. His pictures included "Hold Back the Night", "Restless Breed", and "Rivers Edge." Allan Dwan died of heart failure on December 21, 1981 at the age of 96.

From the guide to the Allan Dwan papers, 1905-1981, (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

Allan Dwan was a film director. He was born in Toronto, Canada on April 3, 1885. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in electrical engineering. Allan worked for Essanay as a scenario editor, later moving to the American Film Company. He married Betty Marie Shelton and had no children. He directed more than 400 films from 1909 until his death. Pictures include; "Hold Back the Night," "Restless Breed," and "Rivers Edge." Allan Dwan died of heart failure on December 21, 1981 at the age of 96.

From the description of Allan Dwan papers, 1905-1981. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 123020691

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