William V. Mong

William V. Mong (June 25, 1875 – December 10, 1940)[1] was an American film actor, screenwriter and director. He appeared in 195 films between 1910 and 1939.[2] 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
Spouse(s)Emma Warde
Mong wearing red robe in the 1927 comedy The Clown.

He was born June 25, 1875, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania,[3] and married Esme Warde.[4] 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.[4]

Mong fell ill in 1938 and stopped acting. He lingered two years, and then died on December 10, 1940, in Studio City, California. He was interred at Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.[3]

Selected filmography (acting)Edit


  1. ^ "William V. Mong profile". silenthollywood. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "William V. Mong profile at IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved January 13, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Ellenberger, Allan R. (2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company. p. 104. ISBN 9780786409839.
  4. ^ a b "Funeral of Actor Held at Chapel". The Los Angeles Times. December 14, 1940. p. A17.

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