William V. Mong

William V. Mong (June 25, 1875 – December 10, 1940)[1] was an American film actor, screenwriter and director. He appeared in almost 200 films between 1910 and 1939.[citation needed] His directing (1911–1918) and screenwriting (1911–1922) were mostly for short films.

William V. Mong
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Mong in 1911
Born(1875-06-25)June 25, 1875
DiedDecember 10, 1940(1940-12-10) (aged 65)
OccupationActor, film director, screenwriter
Years active1910-1939
SpouseEmma Warde
Mong wearing red robe in the 1927 comedy The Clown.

He was born June 25, 1875, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania,[2] and married Esme Warde.[3] He started out as a vaudeville and stage actor, appearing in plays in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. He made his film debut in the 1910 film A Connecticut Yankee.[3]

Mong fell ill in 1938 and stopped acting. He lingered two years,[citation needed] and then died on December 10, 1940,[4] in Studio City, California. He was interred at Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.[2]

Selected filmography (acting)Edit


  1. ^ "William V. Mong profile". silenthollywood. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Ellenberger, Allan R. (2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company. p. 104. ISBN 9780786409839.
  3. ^ a b "Funeral of Actor Held at Chapel". The Los Angeles Times. December 14, 1940. p. A17.
  4. ^ "William V. Mong". The New York Times. Associated Press. December 14, 1940. p. 17. Retrieved July 12, 2021.

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