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William Collier Sr.

William Collier Sr.

American actor, screenwriter and director
William Collier Sr.
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Intro American actor, screenwriter and director
A.K.A. William Morenus, William Collier
Was Film director Actor Screenwriter
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 12 November 1864, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Death 13 January 1944, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A. (aged 79 years)
Children: William Collier
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William Collier Sr. (November 12, 1864 - January 13, 1944) born William Morenus was an American writer, director and actor.


Collier ran away from home when only 11 years old to join a touring company run by Eddie Foy. After a notable stage career, he tried motion pictures, under producer Mack Sennett. He then went back to the stage for some years but returned to films when the talkies came along.

Private life

He married Louise Allen; she died in 1909 and he married Paula Marr the following year, adopting her son Charles, whom he renamed William Collier Jr. (1902-1987).

Partial filmography

Collier in later years
  • Never Again (1916)
  • Better Late Than Never (1916)
  • High Society Blues (1930)
  • Harmony at Home (1930)
  • She's My Weakness (1930)
  • Mr. Lemon of Orange (1931)
  • Annabelle's Affairs (1931)
  • The Brat (1931)
  • After Tomorrow (1932)
  • Stepping Sisters (1932)
  • A Successful Failure (1934)
  • The Murder Man (1935)
  • Give Us This Night (1936)
  • Cain and Mabel (1936)
  • Josette (1938)
  • Television Spy (1939)
  • Miracle on Main Street (1939)
  • The Hard Boiled Canary (1941)
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