Milton Sills

01/12/1882 - 09/15/1930

Milton Sills was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 12, 1882 to a prominent family. He entered the University of Chicago and became a professor of philosophy there. In his early thirties, he decided to pursue a career in acting and eventually achieved success first as a stage actor, then as a silent film actor, and even some degree of success as a sound film actor. Sills died of a heart attack on Sept. 15, 1930.

Cultural Identity: 
Notable Roles: 
Rev. William Smythe in "The Servant of the House"
Burton Temple in "The Fighting Hope"
Flom, Eric L. Silent Film on the Stages of Seattle: A History of Performances by Hollywood Notables. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2009. Print. Special to The New,York Times. (1930, Sep 16). Milton sills, screen star, falls dead while playing tennis at california home. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from