Wallace Reid

Born Apr 15, 1891

Wallace Reid was an actor in silent film referred to as "the screen's most perfect lover".

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1891 Birth Born on April 15, 1891.


1909 18 Years Old Reid graduated from Perkiomen Seminary in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1909. … Read More
1910 19 Years Old Reid was drawn to the burgeoning motion picture industry by his father, who would shift from the theatre to acting, writing, and directing films. In 1910, Reid appeared in his first film, The Phoenix, an adaptation of a Milton Nobles play filmed at Selig Polyscope Studios in Chicago. … Read More


1913 22 Years Old Wallace Reid appeared in several films with his father and, as his career in film flourished, he was soon acting and directing with and for early film mogul Allan Dwan. In 1913, while at Universal Pictures, Reid met and married actress Dorothy Davenport (1895–1977). … Read More
1917 26 Years Old …  She and Reid had two children: a son, Wallace Reid, Jr., born in 1917; and a daughter, Betty Mummert, whom they adopted in 1922 at age three. … Read More


1922 31 Years Old One of his auto racing films, Across the Continent (1922), was chosen as the opening night film for San Francisco's Castro Theatre, which opened 22 June 1922.
1923 32 Years Old Died on January 18, 1923.
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