Russell Simpson

D.O.B: Jun 17, 1880 |

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Russell McCaskill Simpson (June 17, 1880 – December 12, 1959) was an American character actor. Russell Simpson was born on June 17, 1880 in Danville, California.

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Russell McCaskill Simpson (June 17, 1880 – December 12, 1959) was an American character actor. Russell Simpson was born on June 17, 1880 in Danville, California. He attended grammar school in the Danville District in Contra Costa County, California; he graduated on July 2, 1892. At age 18, Simpson prospected for gold in Alaska. He began taking acting classes in Seattle, Washington. He was married to Gertrude Alter from New York City on January 19, 1910. By 1909, he had gone into the theatre. He appeared in at least two plays on Broadway between 1909 and 1912, and made his motion picture debut in Cecil B. DeMilles 1914 original film version of The Virginian in a bit part. By 1923, when the film was remade, Simpson had progressed to playing the lead villain. Throughout his career, Simpson worked for 12 years in road shows, stock companies, and on Broadway. Simpson didnt usually perform lead roles, but he did star in many movies throughout the silent movie era.