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Burr McIntosh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. William Burr McIntosh (21 August 1862 – 28 April 1942) had an eclectic career. He was known, at different points in his life, to be a lecturer, photographer, movie studio owner, silent film actor, author, publisher of Burr McIntosh Monthly , reporter and a pioneer in the early movie and radio business. He was born in Wellsville, Ohio, the son of William Ambrose and Minerva McIntosh. His father was the president of a public utility, New York and Cleveland Gas Coal Company, and a member of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club.  The club's activities were blamed (but the members were not held legally responsible) for the failure of the South Fork Dam, which caused the Johnstown Flood in 1889 that resulted in the loss of over 2,200 lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His sister Nancy McIntosh, an operatic soprano, was the protégée, adopted daughter and heiress to the estate and royalties of W. S. Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan. McIntosh graduated from Lafayette College in 1884, where he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He began as a stage actor and then moved into silent films. His most enduring role was Squire Bartlett, who banished the character played by Lillian Gish from his home and into the cold Maine winter in D.W. Griffith's classic film, Way Down East (1920). Miss Gish described McIntosh as a gentle giant, "always apologizing for having to treat me so cruelly…". He appeared in 53 films between 1914 and 1934. He died in Hollywood, California from a heart attack. Description above from the Wikipedia article Burr McIntosh , licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 21, 1862 In Wellsville, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Lilac Splash 1915-11-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi 1933-10-25
Known For
Poster of Fancy Baggage
Poster of Breakfast at Sunrise
Poster of The Green Archer
Poster of Way Down East
Movie Hallelujah I'm a Bum Dignitary at Laying of Cornerstone 1933-02-03
Movie The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi Professor 1933-10-25
Movie Command Performance Masoch 1931-01-19
Movie A Private Scandal George Wills 1931-12-30
Movie Fancy Baggage Austin 1929-01-26
Movie Skinner Steps Out Unknown 1929-11-24
Movie That Certain Thing A.B. Charles, Sr. 1928-01-01
Movie The Adorable Cheat Cyrus Dorsey 1928-08-14
Movie The Last Warning Josiah Bunce 1928-12-25
Movie Lilac Time Gen. Blythe 1928-10-18
Movie Me, Gangster 1928-10-20
Movie The Yankee Clipper Thomas Winslow 1927-05-07
Movie The Golden Stallion Elmer Kendall 1927-01-15
Movie Once and Forever Governor 1927-10-15
Movie Naughty But Nice Uncle Seth Sumners 1927-06-25
Movie Breakfast at Sunrise General 1927-10-23
Movie Wise Guys Prefer Brunettes The President 1926-10-02
Movie The Buckaroo Kid Henry Radigan 1926-11-14
Movie The Green Archer Unknown 1925-12-06
Movie Restless Wives Pelham Morrison 1924-01-06
Movie The Average Woman Judge Whipple 1924-03-01
Movie On the Banks of the Wabash 1923-10-22
Movie Driven Mr. Tolliver 1923-02-11
Movie The Exciters Rackham, the lawyer 1923-06-03
Movie Way Down East Squire Bartlett 1920-09-03
Movie The Lilac Splash J. Rufus 'Jim' Wallingford 1915-11-01