Harry Hilliard (actor)

Harry S. Hilliard (1886-1966)[1] was an American silent film actor best remembered as one of Theda Bara's leading men, if not her most prominent one. He started at Fox Films and continued on at Metro Pictures. Other leading ladies were June Caprice, May Allison, Carmel Myers and Gladys Brockwell. His career was essentially over by the end of the silent era but he had an uncredited role in a 1944 film. He is not the son of nor is he related to stage actor Robert C. Hilliard.[2]

Harry Hilliard
Niles Welch, Harry Hilliard, at piano, with Vivian Martin in Merely Mary Ann
BornOctober 24, 1886
DiedApril 21, 1966
Years active1916-1944

Hilliard could best be described as a cross between Francis X. Bushman and Harold Lockwood.

Hilliard died in April 1966 after complications from a fall.[3]

Selected filmography


  1. American and British Theatrical Biography, p.488 c.1979 by J.P. Wearing ..ISBN 0-8108-1201-0
  2. Silent Film Necrology, p.243 2nd Edition c.2001 by Eugene M. Vazzana.. ISBN 0-7864-1059-0
  3. Who Was Who on Screen, p.214 2ndEdition c.1977 by Evelyn Mack Truitt ..ISBN 0-8352-0914-8
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