William Farnum

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William Farnum

Major movie actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1876.

Country: United States (100%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Tom Santschi, Gary Cooper, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Linked to: School for Girls




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William Farnum was born in 1876 add something


His first major success was as the title character of "Ben-Hur" in 1900 though replacing the original actor Edward Morgan who premiered the character in 1899 add something


In "The Spoilers" in 1914, Farnum and Tom Santschi staged a classic movie fight which lasted for a full reel add something


Tom Santschi - In "The Spoilers" in 1914, Santschi and William Farnum staged the classic movie fight of all time


From 1915 to 1925, Farnum devoted his life to motion pictures add something


He had another brother, "Marshall Farnum", who was a silent film director and died in 1917 add something


In 1930, Farnum and Santschi coached Gary Cooper and William Boyd in the fight scene for the 1930 version of "The Spoilers" add something

William Farnum died in 1953 add something


Farnum died from uremia and cancer on June 5, 1953 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital add something