Hobart Bosworth

Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth
08/11/1867 - 12/30/1943

Hobart Bosworth was born in Marietta, Ohio in 1867. Bosworth tried many jobs as a young man including stints as a sailor and a cowhand. When he was 19, Bosworth joined Rankin' s Stock Company in San Francisco. After learning the trade, Bosworth joined Augustin Daily's stock company in New York. Bosworth soon became a leading man acting alongside such leading ladies as Minnie Maddern Fiske, Julia Marlow, and Henrietta Crosman. Bosworth entered the film industry in 1909. He created the Bosworth Company writing and producing his own productions. He mainly focused on adapting the stories of Jack London for the screen. Bosworth returned to the stage to act in the vaudeville adaptation of Jack London's "The Sea Wolf;" Bosworth played the lead role of Wolf Larsen in Seattle in December 1918. He continued to act until a year before his death.

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Judas in "Mary of Magdala"
Alec D'Uberville in "Tess of the D'Ubervilles"
Wolf Larsen in "The Sea Wolf"
Manelich in "Marta of the Lowlands"
Flom, Eric L. Silent Film on the Stages of Seattle: A History of Performances by Hollywood Notables. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2009. Print. "HOBART BOSORTH, HLM PIONEER, DIES." New York Times (1923-Current file): 15. Dec 31 1943. ProQuest. Web. 16 Mar. 2015 .