Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Berton Churchill

Born: 9 December 1876, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 10 October 1940, New York City, New York, USA
Berton Churchill was a character actor who made the majority of his film appearances in the 1930's, when he was considered to be one of the busiest actors in the busniess. His most famous role may be in the film Stagecoach (1939) playing the embezzling banker Ellsworth Henry Gatewood.
In 1925 Churchill helped found the Masquers Club, which led to him and five other actors, Charles Miller, Grant Mitchell, Ralph Morgan, Alden Gay, and Kenneth Thomson, creating the Screen Actors Guild in 1933. 
Five Minutes from the Station (1930) as Mr. Mason (Credited as Burton Churchill) 

Two Seconds (1932) as Warden

Bachelor Bait (1934) as 'Big' Barney Nolan (Credited as Burton Churchill)

Stagecoach (1939) as Ellsworth Henry Gatewood
With Claire Trevor.

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