Raymond Griffith

Born Jan 23, 1895

Raymond Griffith was one of the great silent movie comedians. Griffith was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He lost his voice at an early age, causing him to speak for the rest of his life in a hoarse whisper. Griffith claimed that it was the result of his having to scream at the top of his lungs every night in a stage melodrama as a child actor—others have stated that a childhood disease was more likely the cause.… Read More

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1895 Birth Born on January 23, 1895.


1930 35 Years Old The coming of sound ended Griffith's acting career, but he did have one memorable role in a motion picture before retiring from the screen, playing a French soldier killed by Lew Ayres in the 1930 Lewis Milestone film All Quiet on the Western Front. … Read More


1957 63 Years Old Griffith choked to death at the Masquers Club in Los Angeles, California, aged 62, on November 25, 1957.
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