James Kirkwood Sr.

Director, Actor
James Kirkwood Sr. was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Kirkwood's career began with his directing of various independent films, including "Dulcie's Adventure" (1916), "Melissa of the Hills" (1917) and ... Read more »
Born: 02/22/1875 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

Behind the Scenes 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Search For Bridey Murphy 1956 (Movie)

Brian--Age 68 (Actor)

Passion 1954 (Movie)

Don Rosendo (Actor)

The Last Posse 1953 (Movie)

Judge Parker (Actor)

I Dream of Jeanie 1952 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Man in the Saddle 1951 (Movie)

Sheriff Medary (Actor)

The Nevadan 1950 (Movie)

Tex (Actor)

The Lady From Cheyenne 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Holy Terror 1930 (Movie)

(Actor)

Young Sinners 1930 (Movie)

John Gibson (Actor)

Million Dollar Mystery 1926 (Movie)

(Actor)

Circe the Enchantress 1923 (Movie)

(Actor)

Under Two Flags 1921 (Movie)

Corporal Victor (Actor)

The Luck of the Irish 1919 (Movie)

(Actor)
Director (5)

Behind the Scenes 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Eve's Daughter 1917 (Movie)

(Director)

Environment 1916 (Movie)

(Director)

Melissa of the Hills 1916 (Movie)

(Director)

Over There 1916 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Environment 1916 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

James Kirkwood Sr. was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Kirkwood's career began with his directing of various independent films, including "Dulcie's Adventure" (1916), "Melissa of the Hills" (1917) and "Environment" (1917). He also appeared in "Over There" (1917) and "Eve's Daughter" (1918). In addition to directing, Kirkwood acted in "Behind the Scenes" (1914). His film career continued throughout the twenties and the thirties in productions like "Circe the Enchantress" (1924), "Million Dollar Mystery" (1927) and "Someone to Love" (1928). He also appeared in "The Spoilers" (1930) with Gary Cooper. In the latter part of his career, he tackled roles in the Joan Bennett drama "She Wanted a Millionaire" (1932), "My Pal, the King" (1932) and the romance "The Lady From Cheyenne" (1941) with Loretta Young. He also appeared in "No Hands on the Clock" (1941) with Chester Morris and "The Nevadan" (1950). Kirkwood last acted in the drama "The Search For Bridey Murphy" (1956) with Teresa Wright. Kirkwood was married to Gertrude Robinson and had two children. Kirkwood passed away in August 1963 at the age of 80.

Relationships

Joan Kirkwood

Daughter
survived him

James Kirkwood

Son
mother, Lila Lee co-wrote "A Chorus Line" for which he shared a Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize

Lila Lee

Wife

Gertrude Robinson

Wife

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