Wedgewood Nowell

Active - 1917 - 1944  |   Born - Jan 24, 1878 in Portsmouth, NH  |   Died - Jun 17, 1957 in Philadelphia, PA  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Musical

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A handsome, mustachioed supporting player, Wedgewood Nowell entered films in 1915, according to his official studio bio, "after 15 years of stage work." A classically trained musician as well, the actor moonlighted as a composer of original music, his scores accompanying the screenings of such popular melodramas as The Disciple (1915) and The Deserter (1916). Very busy throughout the silent era -- mostly playing slightly degenerate noblemen and various bluenoses -- Nowell became a dress extra and bit player after the changeover to sound.

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