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Leo Pierson
American silent film actor

Leo Pierson

Leo Pierson
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Intro American silent film actor
Was Actor Film actor Screenwriter
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 25 December 1888, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA
Death 2 October 1943, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA (aged 54 years)
Star sign Capricorn
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Biography

Leo Pierson (25 December 1888 - 2 October 1943) was an American actor and screenwriter active in the early 1900s during the silent film era. He is known for his roles in The Crisis (1916), The Birth of Patriotism (1917), and High Tide (1918).

Life and career

Leo Pierson was born as Leo Olof Pierson in Abilene, Kansas. He made his acting debut in 1911 in director Francis Boggs's short film The Profligate, starring Hobart Bosworth and Eugenie Besserer

Over the course of his career, Pierson appeared in 55 films. In his last film Wagon Tracks, (directed by Lambert Hillyer in 1919,) he is seen playing the role of "Billy Hamilton" alongside William S. HartJane Novak, and Robert McKim.

As a screenwriter, he was involved with two feature films: So Shall Ye Reap (1916, starring Ed Brady and Virginia Kirtley) and A Wife on Trial (1917, starring himself alongside Mignon Anderson and L. M. Wells). 

Personal life

Pierson was married to director and screenwriter Ruth Ann Baldwin.

Death

Leo Pierson died on October 2, 1943, Los Angeles, California.

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