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date: 26 February 2020

Hart, William Surreylocked

(06 December 1870–24 June 1946)
  • Peter C. Holloran

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Hart, William Surrey (06 December 1870–24 June 1946), actor and film director, was born in Newburgh, New York, the second son of Nicholas Hart, an itinerant English mill mechanic, and Roseanna McCauley. Like many actors, Hart tried to make himself younger and may have been born as early as 1862. He grew up in Minnesota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Iowa during the last days of the Wild West. As a child he played with Sioux boys, spoke Lakota, and was one of the rare movie cowboys who had worked on cattle ranches....

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