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Wallace Reid
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    (April 15, 1891-January 18, 1923)
    Birth Name is William Wallace Reid
    Acted in films 'The Phoenix (1910),' 'The Picture of Dorian Gray (1913),' 'The Birth of a Nation (1915),' 'At Dawn (1914),' 'His Mother's Influence (1914),' 'The Chorus Lady (1915),' 'Carmen (1915),' 'Intolerance (1916),' 'Joan the Woman (1917),' 'Intolerance (1916),' 'The Squaw Man's Son (1917),' 'The Roaring Road (1919),' 'The Valley of the Giants (1919),' 'Excuse My Dust (1920),' 'The Dancin' Fool (1920),' 'Double Speed (1920)' and 'Thirty Days (1922)'
    Appeared in over 100 films
    Killed by his addiction to Morphine
    Although he was one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the early twenties, he is barely remembered today.
    He chose not to enlist in the army during WW I.
    He made his first appearance on stage at age four, starring in one of his father's plays.
    He was in 'The Birth of a Nation (1915),' which has been criticized for glorifying racism during the civil war.
    He was typecast as an all American daredevil.
    He was hooked on the drug Morphine.
    His names sounds like NY Knick's great Willis Reed.
    His addiction eventually killed him, shattering his exciting, all-American image.
    The song 'At the Moving Picture Ball' contains the lyrics; 'Handsome Wallace Reid stepped out full of speed.' This song was written BEFORE his death (how ironic).
    After his death, his wife, Dorothy Davenport, insisted on being billed as 'Mrs. Wallace Reid' in all of her films.
    He was the third major Hollywood personality to be involved in a major scandal.
    His father was an actor and playwright.
    He was astoundingly good looking and had an excellent physique.
    He had a very close relationship with his wife and it is said that he died in her arms.
    He always regretted his decision not to go to war.
    He originally intended to be a camera operator instead of a film star.
    He was one of the most popular silent stars of his day and it is estimated that over seven years, he was appearing in as many as one feature film every seven weeks.
    He opened his house to disabled war veterans.
    After his death, Dorothy Davenport dedicated her entire life to exposing the dangers of drugs and narcotics.
    He made many films under the direction of Cecil B. Demille and D.W. Griffith.
    When he appeared in a 1922 film in a shirt without a detachable collar, the collar company went out of business overnight.

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