Arthur Byron: American actor (1872 - 1943) | Biography
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Arthur Byron
American actor

Arthur Byron

Arthur Byron
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Intro American actor
Was Actor Stage actor Film actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 3 April 1872, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Death 17 July 1943, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California (aged 71 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Arthur William Byron (April 3, 1872 – July 16, 1943) was an American actor, the son of actors Kate Crehan and Oliver Doud Byron. He played a mixture of British and American roles in films. He was a nephew of the stage actress Ada Rehan, his maternal aunt.


Byron started his theatrical career at the age of 17 with his father's dramatic company. In 1939 he celebrated his 50 years in showbusiness.

He appeared in more than 300 plays and played with stars like Maxine Elliott, Ethel Barrymore, John Gielgud, Katherine Cornell, Maude Adams and Minnie Maddern Fiske.

He was the founder and one-time president of The Actor Equity Association and he also served as an officer of The Lambs and the Actor's fund of America.

Byron appeared many times at the Lakewood Playhouse in Maine.

Arthur Byron died of a heart ailment, from which he suffered for some years, in Hollywood in 1943. He was cremated and his ashes were sent to the Byron summer home in Maine.

Selected filmography

  • Nervy Nat Kisses the Bride (1904 Edison)
  • The Mummy (1932)
  • 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)
  • Gabriel Over the White House (1933)
  • The Mayor of Hell (1933)
  • The Silk Express (1933)
  • Strange Conspiracy (1934)
  • The President Vanishes (1934)
  • Fog Over Frisco (1934)
  • Marie Galante (1934)
  • The House of Rothschild (1934)
  • The Notorious Sophie Lang (1934)
  • The Man with Two Faces (1934)
  • The Secret Bride (1934)
  • Murder in the Fleet (1935)
  • The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
  • The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
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