Spottiswood Aitken
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1869
Birth Place:
Edinburgh, Scotland


Possessed of a magnificently "actorish" name, Spottiswood Aitken was a veteran of some 25 years' stage experience when he came to work at New York's Biograph film studios in 1910. Aitken soon became a favorite of Biograph's star director, D.W. Griffith. When Griffith turned independent to produce his landmark film The Birth of a Nation (1915), he retained Aitken's services, casting the venerable...