Do You Know... Broncho Billy Anderson?
Do you know…
that Gilbert M. "Broncho
Billy" Anderson (born: Maxwell Henry Aronson
in Little Rock, Arkansas, March 21, 1880 – died: South Pasadena,
California, January 20, 1971) was an American actor, writer, film
director, and film producer, who is best known as the first star
of the Western film genre?
Porter's early motion picture The Great Train
Robbery (1903), Anderson played three roles.
- Anderson died in 1971 at the age of 90, at a sanitarium in
South Pasadena, California. Anderson was survived by his wife,
the former Mollie Louise Schabbleman, and their daughter,
- He was cremated and his ashes placed in a
vault at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles,