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Neal Hart

He was a distant cousin of the western star Neal Hart.
He was a distant cousin of William S. Hart, and is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California.

The Bargain (1914 film)

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He entered films in 1914 where, after playing supporting roles in two short films, he achieved stardom as the lead in the feature The Bargain.
The Bargain is a 1914 American Western film starring William S. Hart.

Western (genre)

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Hart went on to become one of the first great stars of the motion picture western.
So popular was the genre that he soon faced competition from Tom Mix and William S. Hart.

Thomas H. Ince

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Beginning in 1915, Hart starred in his own series of two-reel western short subjects for producer Thomas Ince, which were so popular that they were supplanted by a series of feature films.
Ince's directing career began in 1910 through a chance encounter in New York City with an employee from his old acting troupe, William S. Hart.

Ben-Hur (play)

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He had some success as a Shakespearean actor on Broadway, working with Margaret Mather and other stars; he appeared in the original 1899 stage production of Ben-Hur. His family had moved to Asheville but, after his youngest sister Lotta died of typhoid fever in 1901, they all left together for Brooklyn until William went back on tour.
William S. Hart played Messala.

Tumbleweeds (1925 film)

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He produced Tumbleweeds (1925) with his own money, arranging to release it independently through United Artists.
Tumbleweeds is a 1925 American Western film starring and produced by William S. Hart.

United Artists

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He produced Tumbleweeds (1925) with his own money, arranging to release it independently through United Artists.
The idea for the venture originated with Fairbanks, Chaplin, Pickford and cowboy star William S. Hart a year earlier.

The Frozen North

The following year, Keaton co-wrote, directed and starred in the 1922 comedy film The Frozen North.
The film is a parody of early western films, especially those of William S. Hart.

Winifred Westover

Hart married young Hollywood actress Winifred Westover.
In 1919 she starred in John Petticoats with William S. Hart, who proposed to her.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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As part of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, California, Hart's former home and 260-acre (1.1 km²) ranch in Newhall is now William S. Hart Park.
The museum is actually an association of three Los Angeles area museums: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park and the William S. Hart Ranch and Museum in Newhall, Santa Clarita, California.

Newburgh, New York

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Hart was born in Newburgh, New York, to Nicholas Hart (c. 1834–1895) and Rosanna Hart (c. 1839–1909).
William S. Hart (1864–1946), actor

William S. Hart High School (California)

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The William S. Hart High School District as well as William S. Hart Senior High School, both located in the Santa Clarita Valley in the northern part of Los Angeles County, were named in his honor.
Hart was named for local cowboy actor William S. Hart and is a part of the William S. Hart Union High School District.

Roscoe Arbuckle

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In 1921, Roscoe Arbuckle, a silent screen comedy actor, was charged with the rape and manslaughter of an aspiring actress named Virginia Rappe.
Film actor William S. Hart, who had never met or worked with Arbuckle, made a number of damaging public statements in which he presumed that Arbuckle was guilty.

William S. Hart Union High School District

The William S. Hart High School District as well as William S. Hart Senior High School, both located in the Santa Clarita Valley in the northern part of Los Angeles County, were named in his honor.
The District is named after William S. Hart, one of the first western film stars, who lived in Newhall and was a local benefactor.

Bat Masterson

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Fascinated by the Old West, he acquired Billy the Kid's "six shooters" and was a friend of legendary lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson.
Three months later, on October 7, silent-screen cowboy star William S. Hart visited Masterson.

Hell's Hinges

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Hell's Hinges (1916) (extant; Library of Congress)
Hell's Hinges is a 1916 American Western silent film starring William S. Hart and Clara Williams.

The Aryan

The Aryan (1916) (extant; Library of Congress)
The Aryan (1916) is an American silent era western motion picture starring William S. Hart, Gertrude Claire, Charles K. French, Louise Glaum, and Bessie Love.

The Return of Draw Egan

The Return of Draw Egan (1916) (extant;DVD)
The Return of Draw Egan is a 1916 silent era western drama motion picture starring William S. Hart, Louise Glaum, Margery Wilson, Robert McKim, and J.P. Lockney.

On the Night Stage (1915 film)

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On the Night Stage (1915)
On the Night Stage is a 1915 western directed by Reginald Barker and starring William S. Hart and Rhea Mitchell.

Hortense Rhéa

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The following year he joined Lawrence Barrett's company in New York and later spent several seasons with Mlle. Hortense Rhéa's traveling company.
Over the 1890s Rhéa played the title rôles in such plays as The New Magdalene by Wilkie Collins, Lyton’s The Lady of Lyons, The Queen of Sheba (opposite a young William S. Hart) by John Rettig, and Nell Gwynn by Paul Krester.

Wyatt Earp

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Fascinated by the Old West, he acquired Billy the Kid's "six shooters" and was a friend of legendary lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson.
Earp became friends with William Hart and later Tom Mix, the two most famous movie cowboys of their era.

The Gunfighter (1917 film)

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The Gunfighter (1917)
The Gun Fighter, on posters The Gunfighter, is a 1917 American silent western film directed by and starring William S. Hart as the leader of a group of Arizona outlaws, and costarred Margery Wilson and Roy Laidlaw.

Knight of the Trail

Knight of the Trail (1915)
Knight of the Trail is a 1915 American silent short western film directed by and starring William S. Hart.

Wolf Lowry

Wolf Lowry (1917)
Wolf Lowry is a 1917 silent film western directed by and starring William S. Hart.

The Desert Man

The Desert Man (1917)
The Desert Man is a 1917 silent film Western directed by and starring William S. Hart.