Frederick Burton

Active - 1914 - 1947  |   Born - Oct 20, 1871 in Indianapolis, IN  |   Died - Oct 23, 1957 in Woodland Hills, CA  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Romance, Crime

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A former opera singer, tall, dignified Frederick Burton began making films in 1919. One of Burton's better early movie roles was Matthew Cuthbert in the silent version of Anne of Green Gables (1919). In the first years of the talkie era, he was seen in such sizeable roles as Pa Basom in The Big Trail (1930) and Samuel Griffiths in An American Tragedy(1931). Thereafter, Frederick Burton was often as not confined to one-scene assignments, playing scores of doctors, reverends, judges, senators, governors, newspaper editors and murder victims.

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