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Berton Churchill
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Sex:M
Age:63
Birth Date:December 9, 1876
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
Chinese Sign: -
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Died Date:October 10, 1940
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Occupation:Movie Actor

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BERTON CHURCHILL
Berton Churchill

Biography:Berton Churchill (December 9, 1876 - October 10, 1940) was a Canadian actor.

Born in Toronto, Ontario. As a young man interested in the theater, he headed to New York City where he began an acting career that soon put him on the Broadway stage. There, he was one of the earliest members of Actors Equity and sat on the Council. In 1919 he was in charge of the New York headquarters during the Equity strike in which fellow Canadian and friend, actress Marie Dressler assumed a major part with him that led to her being blacklisted by the producers.

With the advent of filmmaking in New York Berton Churchill appeared in several motion pictures, and in the 1920s, following the use of sound in film, he moved to Hollywood, California. There, his powerful stage voice and commanding presence landed him numerous supporting roles, usually as the stern or pompous character with such roles as a banker, a State Governor, or a land baron. Much in demand, in more than 125 films Churchill worked for some of the great directors such as Otto Preminger, John Ford, and Frank Capra. As well, he performed with many of the most famous stars of the day such as Bette Davis, Jeanette MacDonald, Tyrone Power, Edward G. Robinson, and Will Rogers. One of Churchill's better known roles was with John Wayne in John Ford's highly acclaimed 1939 film, "Stagecoach."

In 1925, Berton Churchill helped found the Masquers club that led to him and five other actors creating the Screen Actors Guild in 1933.

Berton Churchill died in New York City. His body was returned to the west coast to be interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

See also: Other Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood

Achievements: (Filmography)
Kid Millions (1934)

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Berton Churchill's Personality Tarot Card The Chariot - Personality Card

Birthday: December 9, 1876

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.


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Berton Churchill's Growth Tarot Card The Lovers

Birthday: December 9, 2010

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

 

 

 

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