Wallace Reid

04/18/1891 - 01/18/1923

Wallace Reid's parents were the actress, Bertha Westbrook, and the playwright and actor, James Halleck; he was born on April 18, 1891. Throughout his childhood, he appeared in several melodramas with his parents and later returned to stage in a vaudeville sketch written by his father, "The Girl and the Range," and in films, where he enjoyed success. He died on Jan. 18, 1923 from complications relating to morphine addiction.

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Personal appearances in conjuction with the Motion Picture Ball of the Allied Film Board of Trade for the Northwest
Motion-Picture Star Expires at Hollywood After Nervous Breakdown. (1923, Jan 19). New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/103214947?accountid=14784 Flom, Eric L. Silent Film on the Stages of Seattle: A History of Performances by Hollywood Notables. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2009. Print.