Emmett King

Emmett Carleton King (May 31, 1865 in Griffin, Georgia, U.S. – April 21, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.) was an American actor of the stage and screen.

Emmett King
Emmett King in Manhattan Tower.jpg
Emmett King in Manhattan Tower (1932)
Born
Emmett Carleton King

(1865-05-31)May 31, 1865
Griffin, Georgia, United States
DiedApril 21, 1953(1953-04-21) (aged 87)
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1917–44
Spouse(s)Helen

BiographyEdit

King began his acting career on stage. His first Broadway appearance was in 1899, in the farce, The Father of His Country, which he wrote and starred in.[1] He would appear in several more Broadway productions over the next 15 years, including Mary Jane's Pa in 1908–09, and the 1911 production of Ben-Hur.[2]

His screen career was mostly as a character actor, and spanned both the silent and sound film eras. He began his film career with a featured role in the 1917 silent film, Mary Jane's Pa, reprising the role he had played on Broadway almost a decade earlier.[3] Other notable films in which he appeared include: the 1921 silent version of Little Lord Fauntleroy, starring Mary Pickford;[4] 1922's The Beautiful and Damned, starring Marie Prevost and Kenneth Harlan;[5] The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), starring Ronald Colman;[6] James Whale's version of The Man in the Iron Mask in 1939, starring Louis Hayward and Joan Bennett; [7] and Cecil B. DeMille's 1942 swashbuckler, Reap the Wild Wind, starring Ray Milland, John Wayne, and Paulette Goddard.[8] His final screen performance was in a small role as a Senator in the 1944 biopic, Wilson, with an all-star cast headed by Charles Coburn, Alexander Knox, and Geraldine Fitzgerald. [9]

King died at the age 87, in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles, California.[10]

FilmographyEdit

(Per AFI database)[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Father of His Country". Internet Broadway Database. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "Emmett C. King". Internet Broadway Database. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "Mary Jane's Pa: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  4. ^ "Little Lord Fauntleroy: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Beautiful and Damned: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Prisoner of Zenda: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on February 17, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Man in the Iron Mask: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  8. ^ "Reap the Wild Wind: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  9. ^ "Wilson: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  10. ^ "Emmett King". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  11. ^ "Emmett King". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 10, 2015.

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