Fred Niblo

Federico Nobile, Frederick Liedtke
01/6/1874 - 11/11/1948

Fred Niblo was born in Kansas in 1874. He began his acting career in 1897 with a New York stock company but soon traveled abroad as a vaudeville performer and even performed successfully for the British Royal family. He returned to the American stage in 1910. He starred in tours of "Hit the Trail Holiday" and "The Fortune Hunter." He played the lead role of the latter in Seattle in 1911. In 1918, Niblo moved on to directing films. He was the director of such famous films as "Ben Hur," "Blood and Sand" with Rudolph Valentino, "The Three Musketeers," and "Mask of Zorro."

Cultural Identity: 
Notable Roles: 
Nathaniel Duncan in "The Fortune Hunter"
Special to THE NEW,YORK TIMES. "FRED NIBLO DEAD; LEADER IN FILMS." New York Times (1923-Current file): 23. Nov 12 1948. ProQuest. Web. 22 Jan. 2015 . Flom, Eric L. Silent Film on the Stages of Seattle: A History of Performances by Hollywood Notables. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2009. Print.