Friday, April 15, 2016

Wallace Reid 125 -- April 15, 2016

Cine-Mundial, May, 1921

Happy 125th birthday to actor Wallace Reid who was born on 15-April-1891.  He died tragically young on 18-January-1923. 

Everything I have read about him says what a nice guy he was, and I don't think it was just people who were trying not to speak ill of the dead. 

He worked for DW Griffith, having important parts in Birth of a Nation and Intolerance.  He starred in many comedies, including several that involved auto racing. 

He was injured in a train wreck and became addicted to morphine.  This led to his early death. 

I have enjoyed all of his movies that I have seen. 

Motography, 23-October-1915
Photoplay, January, 1921

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