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George Field (actor)

George Field
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Birth date18 March 1877
Place of birthSan Francisco, USA
Date of death9 March 1925
Death placeLos Angeles, California, USA

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George Field (18 March 1877, San Francisco 9 March 1925, Los Angeles, California) was an American silent film actor.

George's full name was George Blankman Field. He was the son of George Durgin Field, born 16 May 1849 in Beloit, Wisconsin and of Elizabeth Blankman, born in Monterey, CA in 1856. Elizabeth was the daughter of Dr. Henry Gerrit Blankman, born 3 May 1813 in Amsterdam, North Holland. He came to San Francisco from New York in June 1849 and was not only perhaps California's first dentist, but was an attorney as well. Elizabeth's mother was Magdelena del Valle, the niece and ward of the famous Mexican General Mariano de Vallejo and his brother Jose de Jesus de Vallejo.

George began his career as a stage actor in the popular San Francisco theatre scene but was signed into film in 1912 and starred in 207 films until 1924. He also had a bit part in "Don Q Son of Zorro," where he was named as George Blankman. He was married to his co-star Winifred L. Greenwood who herself starred in at least 222 films. They married in 1913 and were perhaps divorced in 1918. George and Winifred worked at Flying A Studios in Santa Barbara. George later worked for Dustin Farnum, after whom Dustin Hoffman was named.

George also starred with Charlotte Burton in films such as In the Firelight.

However, illness cut his career short and he was forced to leave acting in late 1924. He died the following March 9th. after a battle with tuberculosis. He died aged 47. George's funeral notice appeared in The Los Angeles Times and stated that he was the beloved husband of Mary L. Field, so his divorce from Winifred is almost certain.

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