Shop by the Stars aisle featuring Dustin Farnum (1874-1929) vintage movie cards, still photos, ephemera, and other collectibles.
Hampton Beach, NH born older brother of actor William and director Marshall Farnum, each of whom became active in the movies in the 1910s. I was surprised to find that Dustin and William Farnum never appeared in a film together. "Dusty" took to the stage as a student and turned pro in 1897, making it to Broadway just before the turn of the century. The Eastern-born actor made a career of the Old West on both stage and screen, his early movies often calling upon him to reprise his stage successes. On stage he was known for The Virginian, which he starred in for three years including on Broadway in 1904. Other stage hits included Arizona, also in 1904, then The Littlest Rebel in 1911, and The Squaw Man that same year. His film debut came on location in Cuba for All Star Feature Film Corp. in Soldiers of Fortune (1914), while his follow-up saw him recruited by Cecil B. de Mille and Jesse Lasky to bring The Squaw Man (1914) to the screen. Other major film roles for Dustin Farnum included The Virginian (1914), Davy Crockett (1916), The Call of the Cumberlands (1916), the lead in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1917), and The Corsican Brothers (1920). In a 1919 interview Farnum said he considered David Garrick (1916) his best film role to date. He was survived by third wife Winifred Kingston, who appeared with Farnum in nineteen films, including all those mentioned here.
Birthday: May 27