Marshall Neilan Overview:

Actor, Marshall Neilan, was born Marshall Ambrose Neilan on Apr 11, 1891 in San Bernardino, CA. Neilan died at the age of 67 on Oct 27, 1958 in Los Angeles, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Daddy-Long-Legs (, 1919)

By Judy on Jun 1, 2012 From Movie Classics

This posting is my entry for the Mary Pickford blogathon which KC is organising over the next three days ?at her blog Classic Movies. Please do visit and look at the other entries – there are some great contributions lined up. I do discuss the whole plot of Daddy-Long-Legs in this piece, so if... Read full article


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In 1912 Neilan was working as a car salesman at a dealership in La Mesa, California, when he was instructed to deliver a car to a nearby film location, whose director had just purchased it. Neilan delivered the car to the director, Allan Dwan, and since Dwan didn't know how to drive, Neilan took him out and taught him. The two hit it off and Dwan asked Neilan if he wanted to be an actor in his film. When Neilan discovered that the job would pay twice as much as his car salesman job, he took it, beginning his long career as an actor, writer and director.

Child with Bambrick: Marshall Ambrose (25 May 1915)

A major director during the silent era, his career in the sound era was very adversely affected due to a serious drinking problem.

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