William J. Bowman
Date of Birth
Feb 27, 1884
Birth Place:
Bakersville, NC

Biography

A former draftsman turned stock company actor, North Carolina native William Bowman had, according to his official studio biography, "toured the Orient in Shakespearean repertory" prior to making his screen debut with the Thanhouser company in 1910. He was made a director for the American Company in 1912 and became an important actor/director for such pioneering film concerns as Vitagraph,...