Donald Crisp

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Birth Name: Donald Crisp
Born: 07/27/1882
Birth Place: London, England, GB
Death Place: Van Nuys, California, USA
Died: 05/25/1974

George William Crisp was born on July 27, 1882 in Bow, London, England. One of eight children, he studied at the University of Oxford and was dispatched to South Africa, where he served with the British military during the Boer War from 1899 to 1902. Crisp traveled to the United States in 1906, where he was involved in the New York opera scene as both a performer and a stage director. He appeared in a pair of Broadway productions in 1908 and 1911 and, during that time, adopted his familiar professional name of Donald Crisp. Within a year of his last Broadway production, Crisp travelled to Hollywood and was in the employ of motion picture impresario D.W. Griffith. He made his film debut in "T... Continue Bio >>

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