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Willard Robertson
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Willard Robertson

Willard Robertson
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Intro Actor
Is Writer Actor Playwright
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth Runnels County
Death 5 April 1948, Hollywood
Willard Robertson
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Biography

Willard Robertson (January 1, 1886 – April 5, 1948) was an American actor and writer. He appeared in 147 films between 1924 and 1948. He was born in Runnels, Texas and died in Hollywood, California.

Biography

George Barbier, Willard Robertson, Claude Cooper, Allen Jenkins and William Foran in the original Broadway production of The Front Page (1928)

Willard Robertson first worked as a lawyer in Texas, but he left his profession for a sudden interest in acting. He appeared on Broadway in 16 plays between 1907 and 1930. Robertson played supporting roles in many Hollywood films from 1930 until the year he died, typically portraying men of authority such as doctors, elected officials, military officers, and also lawyers. He played Jackie Cooper's stern but loving father in the oscar-winning drama Skippy (1931) and its sequel Sooky (1931). Robertson also portrayed a flamboyant lawyer in Remember the Night (1940) and the straight sheriff in The Ox-Bow Incident (1943).

Willard Robertson was also a notable writer of numerous plays, two of them were adapted into films. He also wrote the novel Moon Tide (1940) which was turned into Archie Mayo's drama thriller Moontide (1942) starring Jean Gabin and Ida Lupino.

Filmography

  • Daughters of the Night (1924)
  • Graft (1931)
  • City Streets (1931)
  • Silence (1931)
  • Skippy (1931)
  • Sooky (1931)
  • Shanghaied Love (1931)
  • The Cisco Kid (1931)
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
  • The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)
  • Central Park (1932)
  • The Strange Love of Molly Louvain (1932)
  • Doctor X (1932)
  • So Big (1932)
  • The Broken Wing (1932)
  • Behind the Mask (1932)
  • Virtue (1932)
  • Central Airport (1933)
  • Tugboat Annie (1933)
  • The World Changes (1933)
  • Lady Killer (1933)
  • Heroes for Sale (1933)
  • Destination Unknown (1933)
  • Another Language (1933)
  • Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
  • Roman Scandals (1933)
  • Dark Hazard (1934)
  • Heat Lightning (1934)
  • Death on the Diamond (1934)
  • Housewife (1934)
  • Two Alone (1934)
  • Gambling Lady (1934)
  • Murder in the Private Car (1934)
  • The Secret Bride (1934)
  • Upper World (1934)
  • Straight from the Heart (1935)
  • Black Fury (1935)
  • Laddie (1935)
  • Mills of the Gods (1935)
  • Oil for the Lamps of China (1935)
  • O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935)
  • Wanted! Jane Turner (1936)
  • I Married a Doctor (1936)
  • Winterset (1936)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (1936)
  • Exclusive (1937)
  • Larceny on the Air (1937)
  • The Go Getter (1937)
  • Park Avenue Logger (1937)
  • Men with Wings (1938)
  • Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)
  • You and Me (1938)
  • Each Dawn I Die (1939)
  • Jesse James (1939)
  • The Cat and the Canary (1939)
  • Union Pacific (1939)
  • Remember the Night (1940)
  • Castle on the Hudson (1940)
  • My Little Chickadee (1940)
  • Northwest Mounted Police (1940)
  • I Wanted Wings (1941)
  • Sullivan's Travels (1941)
  • Men of the Timberland (1941)
  • The Night of January 16th (1941)
  • Juke Girl (1942)
  • Wake Island (1942)
  • The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
  • Background to Danger (1943)
  • Air Force (1943)
  • Gallant Journey (1946)
  • To Each His Own (1946)
  • The Virginian (1946)
  • Perilous Holiday (1946)
  • My Favorite Brunette (1947)
  • Deep Valley (1947) as Sheriff Akers

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