Frederick Warde

Active - 1912 - 1916  |   Born - Feb 23, 1851   |   Died - Feb 7, 1935   |   Genres - Historical Film, Drama

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A major stage star from England, old and wizened Frederick Warde (born Frederick Barkham Warde) found himself the leading character actor for the New York-based Thanhouser company, where his son Ernest C. Warde directed him in well-mounted productions of Silas Marner, King Lear (1916) -- which he had performed with great success on stage in 1901 -- and The Vicar of Wakefield (1917). With the demise in 1918 of the Thanhouser company, Warde returned to the legitimate stage.