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Wallace MacDonald

From Wikipedia Wallace Archibald MacDonald (5 May 1891, Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, Canada - 30 October 1978, Santa Barbara California) was a Canadian silent film actor, and film producer. Macdonald started as a messenger boy with the Dominion Steel Company in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He later worked up to teller with the Royal Bank in Sydney before the bank transferred him to Vancouver, British Columbia. From there, he moved to California where he acted on the stage before making inroads into Hollywood. MacDonald initially began as an actor in films in 1914 and starred in almost 120 motion pictures between then and 1932. He had notable roles in such films as Youth's Endearing Charm in 1916 working with Mary Miles Minter and Harry von Meter. Late in World War I he returned briefly to Nova Scotia to enlist in the 10th Canadian Siege Battery where he assisted in recruiting for the Canadian Army. With the advent of sound, MacDonald's acting career diminished, and most of roles between 1927 and 1932 went uncredited. He retired from acting in 1932 to concentrate on script writing. However, by 1937 he had recognized the potential of film production. It is in his role of producer that MacDonald is now probably best remembered. He produced well over 100 films between 1937 and 1959. He died in 1978. Sometimes he is mistaken as a brother of actor Francis McDonald. Though both resembled one another and were born in 1891, they were born three months apart and spelled their surnames differently.

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May 5, 1891
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Star Boarder 1914-04-04
Latest Project:
Movie Night Flight 1933-10-06
Known For
Poster of Texas Cyclone
Poster of The Pagan Lady
Poster of Fighting Thru
Poster of Mabel's Married Life
Movie Night Flight Mechanic (uncredited) 1933-10-06
Movie The Mayor of Hell Man in Johnson's Office (uncredited) 1933-06-24
Movie Mary Stevens, M.D. SS Bellocona's Purser (uncredited) 1933-07-22
Movie Texas Cyclone Nick Lawler (as Wheeler MacDonald) 1932-02-24
Movie Between Fighting Men Wally Thompson 1932-10-15
Movie Two-Fisted Law Artie 1932-06-08
Movie Millie Party Guest (uncredited) 1931-02-08
Movie The Drums of Jeopardy Prince Gregor Petroff 1931-03-01
Movie Fifty Fathoms Deep Mate 1931-08-20
Movie The Range Feud Hank 1931-12-01
Movie The Pagan Lady Francisco 1931-09-07
Movie The Last Flight Officer at Hospital 1931-08-29
Movie Madam Satan First Mate 1930-09-20
Movie The Rogue Song Hassan 1930-05-09
Movie Fighting Thru George 'Tennessee' Malden 1930-12-25
Movie Fancy Baggage Ernest Hardin 1929-01-26
Movie Sweetie Bill Barrington 1929-10-25
Movie Darkened Rooms Bert Nelson 1929-11-23
Movie Learning to Love Professor Bonnard 1925-01-25
Movie The Lady Leonard St. Aubyns 1925-02-08
Movie The Primrose Path Bruce Armstrong 1925-09-14
Movie The Charmer Ralph Bayne 1925-04-20
Movie Lightnin' John Marvin 1925-08-23
Movie The Sea Hawk Peter Godolphin 1924-06-14
Movie Curlytop 1924-12-28
Movie Roaring Rails Malcolm Gregory 1924-09-20
Movie The Day of Faith John Anstell 1923-10-20
Movie Maytime Claude Van Zandt 1923-11-17
Movie The Fighting Shepherdess Hughie 1920-03-01
Movie The Knockout Spectator / Party Guest (uncredited) 1914-06-11
Movie Caught in a Cabaret Party Guest (uncredited) 1914-04-27
Movie The Star Boarder Boarder (uncredited) 1914-04-04
Movie Mabel's Busy Day Spectator (uncredited) 1914-06-13
Movie Dough and Dynamite Customer 1914-10-26
Movie Those Love Pangs Movie Patron (uncredited) 1914-10-10
Movie The Rounders Diner 1914-09-07
Movie The Face on the Barroom Floor Drinker 1914-08-10
Movie Mabel's Married Life Delivery Boy 1914-06-20
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