Paul Scardon

Active - 1914 - 1948  |   Born - May 6, 1874   |   Died - Jan 17, 1954   |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Romance

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As the 19th century became the 20th, Paul Scardon enjoyed a thriving career as an actor, producer, and director on both the Australian and New York stage. Scardon entered films with the Majestic company in 1911; he went on to play such authoritative roles as General Grant in The Battle Cry of Peace. From 1912 until the end of the silent era, he was a prolific director of romantic dramas, some of which starred his wife, actress Betty Blythe. Retiring when talkies came in, Paul Scardon returned to films as an actor in 1940, essaying bit roles until he left show business permanently in 1948.

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