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William S. Hart

William Surrey Hart (December 6, 1864 – June 23, 1946) was an American silent film actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He is remembered as a foremost Western star of the silent era who "imbued all of his characters with honor and integrity." During the late 1910s and early 1920s, he was one of the most consistently popular movie stars, frequently ranking high among male actors in popularity contests held by movie fan magazines.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 6, 1864 (Newburgh (town), New York), Died June 23, 1946 (Newhall)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, author

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-47847 10-in. 10/18/1928 Annabelle Lee William S. Hart Recitation speaker  
Victor BVE-47848 10-in. 10/18/1928 Just plain dog William S. Hart Recitation speaker  
Victor CVE-47849 12-in. 10/18/1928 Lasca William S. Hart Recitation speaker  
Victor CVE-47850 12-in. 10/18/1928 Pinto Ben William S. Hart Recitation speaker, author  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hart, William S.," accessed May 21, 2024,

Hart, William S.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from

"Hart, William S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 May 2024.

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