William Watson

Active - 1922 - 1952  |   Born - Jan 3, 1896 in Montreal, Canada  |   Died - Jan 20, 1967 in Burbank, CA  |   Genres - Crime, Drama

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Canadian-born comedy director William Watson had served as an editor for Mack Sennett for five years before writing and directing literally hundreds of two-reel comedies, a career that lasted through the 1930s and included work with such diverse talent as the Century Lions and Peggy Peggy. In the sound era, Watson helmed shorts featuring a host of now-forgotten vaudeville entertainers. He was the uncle of the Watson child-acting dynasty that included Bobs Watson and Delmar Watson.