Milton Sills (born January 12, 1882 in Chicago , USA , † September 15, 1930 in Santa Barbara , USA ) was an important American theater and silent film actor and university professor . His relatively early death and unusual background made him a legend .
Milton Sills was born into a middle-class family in Chicago in 1882. He studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Chicago and worked there as a professor after completing his studies. He was also quite polyglot : in addition to his native English, he also spoke Italian , Russian , French and German fluently.
In 1906 he gave up his position as a professor and began working as an actor . In 1908 he was playing on Broadway . He made his film debut in 1914 in the film "The Pit", directed by Maurice Tourneur .
He was also one of the co-founders of the " Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ".
His last film was the sound film "The Sea Wolf" in 1930.
- 1914: The Pit
- 1915: The Deep Purple
- 1917: Diamonds and Pearls
- 1919: Eyes of Youth
- 1921: Little Fool
- 1921: Miss Lulu bed
- 1923: Adam's rib (Adam's Rib)
- 1923: Flaming Youth
- 1924: The Sea Hawk
- 1925: Lord of Life and Death (As Man Desires)
- 1927: Spanish blood (The Sea Tiger)
- 1927: Battle in the Valley of the Giants
- 1928: Call of the gold (Burning Daylight)
- 1928: Love Fairground (The Barker)
- 1930: The Sea Wolf
- Milton Sills in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Milton Sills in the Internet Broadway Database (English)
- Pictures from Milton Sills In: Virtual History
- Milton Sills in the database of Find a Grave (English)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||eminent American silent film actor and university professor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 12, 1882|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Chicago , USA|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 15, 1930|
|Place of death||Santa Barbara , USA|