Job Actor, screenwriter, director, producer
Years active 1907-1941
Top Roles Bill Evers, 'Draw' Egan aka William Blake, Steve Denton, Robert Sands, Silent' Budd Marr
Top GenresSilent Films, Western, Comedy, Romance, Action, Drama
Top Collaborators , , (Producer),
Shares birthday with Agnes Moorehead, Herman Shumlin, Mamo Clark  see more..

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.


Grim-faced portrayer of upright western heroes who stood up for justice (and oppressed heroines) no matter what the odds, and of good/bad men who saw the light. The tall, sandy-haired performer came to the screen in middle-age but, like John Wayne years later, remained a star of top-class westerns into his sixties. Died after a stroke. The "S" stood for Surrey.

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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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William S. Hart Quotes:

Blaze Tracy: I reckon God ain't wantin' me much, ma'am, but when I look at you, I feel I've been ridin' the wrong trail.

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As part of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, California, William Hart's former home and 260-acre ranch in Newhall is now William S. Hart Park.

Donated his estate to the City of Los Angeles, on the condition they install a fountain and use the park for the arts. Today, the internationally renowned Actors Studio has its West Coast branch at the William S. Hart Park, in West Hollywood, in Hart's old estate.

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

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