Warner Baxter

Actor, Salesman, Office boy
Entered movies in 1918 and emerged as a star in his first sound film, "In Old Arizona" (1929), playing the Cisco Kid. A capable middle-aged lead through the 1930s in such fine films as "Daddy Long Legs" (1931), "One ... Read more »
Born: 03/29/1889 in Columbus, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (7)

Adam Had Four Sons 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

Vogues of 1938 1936 (Movie)

George Curson (Actor)

Broadway Bill 1934 (Movie)

Dan Brooks (Actor)

King of Burlesque 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

42nd Street 1932 (Movie)

Julian Marsh (Actor)

In Old Arizona 1928 (Movie)

The Cisco Kid (Actor)

West of Zanzibar 1927 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Biography

Entered movies in 1918 and emerged as a star in his first sound film, "In Old Arizona" (1929), playing the Cisco Kid. A capable middle-aged lead through the 1930s in such fine films as "Daddy Long Legs" (1931), "One More Spring" (1935), "Thr Prisoner of Shark Island" (1936) and "The Road to Glory" (1936), Baxter suffered a sharp career decline following a nervous breakdown in the early 1940s. He did keep working until shortly before his death, including appearances in a series of "Crime Doctor" mysteries, though many of his final films were low-budget affairs. He was married to silent screen performer Winifred Bryson.

Relationships

Winifred Bryson

Wife
Married 1918 until his death May 7, 1951 Appeared together in "The Awful Truth" (1925)

Viola Caldwell

Wife

Milestones

1929

Played the Cisco Kid in the Western "In Old Arizona"; received Academy Award

1918

Film acting debut in "All Woman"

1898

Moved to San Francisco with widowed mother

Acted on Broadway

After 1906 earthquake, began vaudeville career

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