John H. Collins (director)

John H. Collins (December 31, 1889 - October 31, 1918) was an American writer and director of the silent film era. He married film actress Viola Dana. His career was cut short when he died at the age of 28 due to the 1918 influenza epidemic. During his career which began in 1914, he directed more than 40 features and film shorts, and wrote the scenario for over a dozen more features.[1] His 1917 film The Girl Without a Soul was selected by the National Film Registry to be preserved by the Library of Congress.[2] His final works were shown posthumously in 1919.

John H. Collins
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Born
John Hancock Collins

(1889-12-31)December 31, 1889
DiedOctober 31, 1918(1918-10-31) (aged 28)
New York City, New York
Occupationfilm director
Years active1914-18
Spouse(s)Viola Dana

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "John H. Collins". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Library of Congress National Film Registry Turns 30". National Film Registry. Retrieved December 12, 2018.

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