William Elliott (actor, born 1879)

William Elliott (December 4, 1879 - February 5, 1932)[1] was an American stage and screen actor.

William Elliott
William Elliott, actor, writer, producer.jpg
BornDecember 4, 1879
DiedFebruary 5, 1932 (aged 52)
Spouse(s)Augusta Belasco
Louise Lagrange


The year of Elliott's birth is sometimes credited as 1885. As a child he played violin with the Weems Juvenile Concert Party.[2] He toured in the stage companies of Herbert Kelcey and Effie Shannon, Mary Shaw, and Richard Mansfield. He was one of the most popular leading men in the first two decades of the twentieth century.

He was the son-in-law of David Belasco through his first wife Augusta Belasco. He then was married to Louise Lagrange who later married Maurice Tourneur.

Elliot was born in Boston and died at New York City.



  1. ^ Silent Film Necrology 2nd edition p.155 by Eugene M. Vazzana
  2. ^ Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912 - 1976 volume 2 D-H page 753 compiled from editions originally published annually by John Parker; this 1976 edition by Gale Research Company

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