William Crinley

Died - Jan 27, 1927   |  

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A supporting actor in Universal Westerns in the 1910s, William Crinley was John Francis Dillon's assistant on the 1920 Mary Pickford film Suds. In the 1920s, Carl Laemmle of Universal hired him to direct and supervise a two-reel Western series starring Fred Humes and Edmund Cobb. Crinley's assistant on several of these programmers was Laemmle's distant relative, William Wyler, but unlike Wyler, Crinley never graduated to feature films. He died from stomach cancer.