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William Collier Jr.

Highest Rated: 100% Street Scene (1931)

Lowest Rated: 52% Cimarron (1931)

Birthday: Feb 12, 1902

Birthplace: Not Available

The son of famed theatrical personality William Collier, William H. Collier Jr. made his acting debut at age four in his dad's vehicle Caught in the Rain. The younger Collier appeared in his first movie in 1914. Nicknamed "Buster," Collier was a lifelong pal of another celebrated Buster whose last name was Keaton. Gaining a bon vivant reputation in the 1920s, Collier made headlines for his New Year's Eve marriage to Ziegfeld girl Marie Stevens (the best man was none other than William Randolph Hearst). A successful screen leading man of the silent era, Collier made a smooth talkie transition in the Frank Capra-directed The Donovan Affair (1929). His best-remembered talkie role was as the stool pigeon who is gunned down on steps of a church in 1930's Little Caesar. After his film career petered out in the early 1930s, Buster Collier went to work as an actor's agent for the William Morris Agency; throughout the 1940s, Collier was a principal conduit between Hollywood and radio, coaxing several mike-shy movie stars to appear on such airwaves anthologies as Lux Radio Theatre.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Phantom Express Bruce Harrington 2032
No Score Yet The Donovan Affair Actor 2014
83% The Story of Temple Drake Toddy Gowan 1933
No Score Yet After Tomorrow Actor 1932
No Score Yet His Guiding Destiny Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Big Gamble Johnnie Ames 1931
52% Cimarron The Kid 1931
100% Street Scene Sam Kaplan 1931
No Score Yet The Secret Witness Arthur Jones 1931
No Score Yet Mr. Lemon of Orange Actor 1931
No Score Yet Reducing Johnnie Beasley 1931
No Score Yet New Movietone Follies of 1930 Conrad Sterling 1930
No Score Yet So This Is Love? Jerry McGuire 1928
No Score Yet The Lighthouse by the Sea Albert Dom 1924
No Score Yet Everybody's Sweetheart John 1920
No Score Yet The Soul of Youth Dick Armstrong 1920


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