Joseph Kilgour

Joseph Kilgour (11 July 1863 21 April 1933) was a Canadian actor of the silent film era. He was a well-known veteran stage actor in Broadway theatre before entering silent films. He appeared in 57 films between 1909 and 1926.[1]

Joseph Kilgour
Kilgour as George Washington in
Our Beginnings, c. 1904
Born(1863-07-11)11 July 1863
Ayr, Ontario, Canada
Died21 April 1933(1933-04-21) (aged 69)
Resting placeKensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York
OccupationSilent film actor, stage actor
Years active1909-1926

Kilgour was born in Ayr, Ontario, Canada to Joseph Kilgour Sr. and Mary Anderson, who married 29 September 1856. Kilgour was one of seven children of the general store owner. Kilgour left Ayr and moved to the United States to pursue his acting career. Kilgour retired from acting and died in Long Island, New York in 1933.

Partial filmography


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