James Cruze

Jens Vera Cruz Bosen, James Bosen
03/24/1884 - 08/3/1942

James Cruze was born Jens Vera Cruz Bosen in Ogden, Utah on March 24, 1884 to a Mormon family. 1n 1900, he left Utah for San Francisco to pursue a stage career. He joined David Belasco's stock company in 1906; in 1911, he joined the Thanhouser Company and began acting in films. In 1917, he joined Famous Players in Hollywood and, in 1918, he switched to directing. He is best known for the films he directed in the silent era, achieving much success. He had a difficult time transitioning to sound. He died from complications of a heart ailment on Aug 3, 1942.

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Jimmy Driscoll in "On Stony Ground"
Specie], t. T. (1942, Aug 05). JAMES CRUZE, 58. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/106358709?accountid=14784 Barson, M. (2014). James Cruze. Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved March 06, 2015, from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1941008/James-Cruze