Allan Sears

Allan Sears was an American film actor who played leading roles in the 1910s and 1920s before transitioning into character roles in the 1930s.[1][2] He was noted for his tall stature.[3]

Allan Sears
Alfred Daniel Sears

(1887-03-09)March 9, 1887
DiedAugust 18, 1942(1942-08-18) (aged 55)


Sears was born in San Antonio, Texas, to Harry Sears and Alice Gould.

He started acting on camera around 1914, after getting his start on the stage in theater and as an opera singer.[4] In Hollywood, appeared in a number of D. W. Griffith's films alongside actress Mary Miles Minter.

He took some time away from Hollywood to recuperate from an illness in the early 1920s, returning a few years later to play character roles.[5]

He died in Los Angeles in 1942, and was survived by his daughter, Zaida.

Selected filmography


  1. "Allan Sears Dies". Visalia Times-Delta. August 20, 1942. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  2. "Allan D. Sears". Los Angeles Times. August 21, 1942. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  3. "Screen and Stage Stars in Roles of 'In Love with Love'". The Victoria Daily Times. January 19, 1925. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  4. "In the Movies at the Hill". Petaluma Daily Morning Courier. January 30, 1921. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  5. "Who's Who and What's What". Los Angeles Times. August 31, 1924. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
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