William Russell
Date of Birth
Apr 01, 1886
Birth Place:
New York, NY


Although largely forgotten today, virile-looking, six-foot, two-inch William Russell was one of the most popular stars of early American films. A former lawyer turned stock company juvenile, Russell worked briefly for the pioneering Biograph company before switching to Thanhouser, a leading independent. Excelling in playing robust action heroes, he reached an early peak as Robin Hood in 1912. But...