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William S. Hart Overview:

Legendary actor, William S. Hart, was born William Surrey Hart on Dec 6, 1864 in Newburgh, NY. Hart died at the age of 81 on Jun 23, 1946 in Newhall, CA and was laid to rest in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. William S. Hart's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #5 on Nov 28, 1927. In addition, Hart was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2010. Hart was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1975.

An interesting footnote, the famous prohibition lawman (also once a bodyguard for the President Of The United States) "Two Gun Hart" changed his name to that of this famous actor and in some ways patterned his life after him. The real-life lawman Two Gun Hart seldom revealed his birth name, which was James Vincenzo Capone. He was the older brother of infamous gangster Al Capone (see "Capone: The Man And The Era" by Laurence Bergreen).

In March of 1923, Hart, already being sued for divorce by wife Winifred Westover, was accused by her of fathering a child by another woman. This hurt his already declining career and by 1924 and 1925 he would release only two more films before retiring.

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