Simpson, Russell, 1880-1959

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1880-06-17
Death 1959-12-12
Americans

Biographical notes:

Motion picture character actor, 1914-1959.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1920-ca. 1940. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 51602470

From the guide to the Russell Simpson papers, 1920-1940, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Simpson was born in 1880 near San Francisco, CA; left for the AK goldrush at age 18; enrolled in acting school in Seattle; acted with touring companies and appeared on Broadway; entered moving pictures in 1907, arriving in Hollywood to make a film in 1917; appeared in television films, and in more than 500 motion pictures, including Grapes of wrath, Girl of the golden West, My darling Clementine, Romance of Rosy Ridge, Beautiful blonde from Bashful Bend, Saddle tramp, Seven brides for seven brothers, Last command, and Friendly persuasion; he died in 1959.

From the description of Papers, 1917-1942. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40297870

Biography

Simpson was born in 1880 near San Francisco, California; left for the Alaska goldrush at age 18; enrolled in acting school in Seattle; acted with touring companies and appeared on Broadway; entered moving pictures in 1907, arriving in Hollywood to make a film in 1917; appeared in television films, and in more than 500 motion pictures, including Grapes of wrath, Girl of the golden West, My darling Clementine, Romance of Rosy Ridge, Beautiful blonde from Bashful Bend, Saddle tramp, Seven brides for seven brothers, Last command, and Friendly persuasion ; he died in 1959.

From the guide to the Russell Simpson Papers, 1917-1942, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Actors--Archival resources
  • Performing Arts

Occupations:

  • Actors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

Places:

  • California--Los Angeles (as recorded)