Duke Worne

Howard "Duke" Worne (December 14, 1888 October 13, 1933) was an American director and actor of the silent era.[1] He directed 74 films between 1919 and 1931. He also appeared in 27 films between 1914 and 1928. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died in Los Angeles, California. In 1930, Worne married silent film actress Virginia Brown Faire, to whom he remained married until his death three years later in 1933.[2]

Duke Worne
Still from Damon and Pythias (1914) with Ann Little, Herbert Rawlinson, Duke Worne, and an unidentified actress
Howard Beasley Worne, Jr.

(1888-12-14)December 14, 1888
DiedOctober 13, 1933(1933-10-13) (aged 44)
OccupationFilm director, actor
Years active1914—1931

Selected filmography


  1. "Duke Worne". British Film Institute.
  2. Staff Writer (October 15, 1933). "Duke Worne, Veteran Film Actor and Director, Dies". Chicago Tribune. 92 (42). Chicago, Illinois. Part 1, p.22 via Newspapers.com.
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