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William B. Davidson

Personal information
Birth dateJune 16, 1888
Place of birthDobbs Ferry, New York, USA
Date of deathSeptember 28, 1947(age 59)
Death placeSanta Monica, California, USA
SpouseHelen Bolton

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William B. Davidson (16 June 1888 - 28 September 1947) was an American film actor. He attended Columbia University where he played football. He became a popular football star. This fame eventually led to his foray into motion pictures after he had spent some time as a lawyer. He started in films in 1914 with Vitagraph and supported such well known stage & film actresses as Ethel Barrymore, Mabel Taliaferro, Charlotte Walker, Olga Petrova, Viola Dana, June Caprice, Edna Goodrich, and Mae West. He appeared in 318 films between 1915 and 1949.

He was born in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and died in Santa Monica, California. His first Hollywood film was For the Honor of the Crew. Afterward, he appeared in many films, the most famous of which was The Most Dangerous Game. He remained in show business until his sudden death after surgery in 1947.

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