Forrest Stanley

Active - 1915 - 1957  |   Born - Aug 21, 1889   |   Died - Aug 27, 1969   |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Crime

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A typical silent screen leading man, boyish-looking Forrest Stanley was more effective supporting strong actresses than as a star in his own right. Among Stanley's onscreen conquests were Myrtle Stedman, Broadway's Anna Held, Lenore Ulric, Constance Collier, Dorothy Dalton, and perhaps most famously, Marion Davies. Their film together was When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922) and both looked stunning in their period costumes. Enjoying one of the longest careers in Hollywood history, Stanley continued to play supporting roles, large and small, well into the talkie era and even appeared on such television shows as Adventures of Wild Bill Hickock and Gunsmoke. He retired after playing the caretaker in Curse of the Undead (1959).

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