Claude Gillingwater
Date of Birth
Aug 02, 1870
Birth Place:
Lauseanna, MO


After three solid decades' worth of stage work, Claude Gillingwater Sr. made his film bow as the Earl in Mary Pickford's 1921 adaptation of Little Lord Fauntleroy. It was the first of several cantankerous old coots with hidden hearts of gold that Gillingwater would portray during the next 18 years. The switchover from silent films to talkies posed no problem for Gillingwater, whose creaky,...