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date: 05 December 2019

Oland, Warnerlocked

(03 October 1880–06 August 1938)
  • Robert L. Gale

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Oland, Warner (03 October 1880–06 August 1938), movie actor, was born Jonah Werner Ölund in Umea, Vesterbötten, Sweden. His father, Jonas Ölund, was Swedish; his mother, Maria (maiden name unknown), Russian. When he was thirteen, his family immigrated to the United States and settled on a farm in Connecticut. After graduating from a Boston high school, Oland gave up hoping to become a judge and entered Curry's Dramatic School, where he took voice lessons. He and other Curry students went backstage during a performance of Hall Caine's ...

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