Walter Long (actor)

Walter Long (actor)

Infobox actor
name = Walter Long
birthdate = birth date|1879|3|5|df=y
birthplace = Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.
deathdate = death date and age|1952|7|4|1879|3|5|df=y
deathplace = Los Angeles, California, United States
othername =
occupation = Actor
yearsactive = 1910 - 1950
imdb_id = 0519227

Walter Long (5 March 1879–4 July 1952) was an American character actor in films from the 1910s. He was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. He appeared in many D.W. Griffith films, notably "The Birth of a Nation" (1915), where he appeared as Gus, a Negro, in blackface make-up, and "Intolerance" (1916). But he is now best remembered for his roles in several Laurel and Hardy films in the 1930s as a comic villain. While his on-screen persona was crude and thuggish, in his private life he was well-dressed, intelligent, and personable, the complete antithesis of the characters he portrayed.

In 1915 Long wrote a black-face minstrel play, "Dat Famous Chicken Debate," in which representatives of the "University of Africa" and "Bookertea College" carry on a mangled language debate over whether it should be considered a crime for a black person to steal a chicken. The debate, a thinly disguised parody of one going on between Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois, ends up with a warning that blacks who don't respect the white man's laws risk being lynched.

elected filmography

* "The Painted Lady" (1912)
* "The Escape" (1914)
* "The Birth of a Nation" (1915)
* "The Highbinders" (1915)
* "Little Marie" (1915)
* "Daphne and the Pirate" (1916)
* "Sold for Marriage" (1916)
* "Intolerance" (1916)
* "Joan the Woman" (1917)
* "A Romance of the Redwoods" (1917)
* "The Woman God Forgot" (1917)
* "The Sheik" (1921)
* "Moran of The Lady Letty" (1922)
* "Blood and Sand" (1922)
* "Omar the Tentmaker" (1922)
* "The Shock" (1923)
* "White Man" (1924)
* "Gang War" (1928)
* "The Black Watch" (1929)
* "The Maltese Falcon" (1931)
* "Pardon Us" (1931)
* "Any Old Port!" (1932)
* "Going Bye-Bye!" (1934)
* "The Live Ghost" (1934)
* "Three Little Pigskins" (1934)
* "Pick a Star" (1937)

External links

*imdb name|id=0519227|name=Walter Long

NAME= Long, Walter
DATE OF BIRTH= 5 March 1879
PLACE OF BIRTH= Nashua, New Hampshire USA
DATE OF DEATH= 4 July 1952
PLACE OF DEATH= Los Angeles, California USA

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