Simpson, Russell, 1880-1959

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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

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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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creatorOf Russell Simpson papers, 1920-1940 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Simpson, Russell, 1880-1959. Papers, ca. 1920-ca. 1940. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Russell Simpson Papers, 1917-1942 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
creatorOf Simpson, Russell, 1880-1959. Papers, 1917-1942. University of California, Los Angeles
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associatedWith Godless men (Motion picture) corporateBody
associatedWith Grapes of wrath (Motion picture) corporateBody
associatedWith Shadows of conscience (Motion picture) corporateBody
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
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California--Los Angeles
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Motion picture actors and actresses
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Actors--Archival resources
Performing Arts
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Actors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
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Birth 1880-06-17

Death 1959-12-12

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