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Milton Sills, American actor.


Sills, Milton was born on January 12, 1882 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William Henry and Josephine Antoinette (Troosst) Sills.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1903. Scholar and fellow in philosophy same university, 1½ years.


Gardyne; married second, Doris (Margaret) Kenyon, actress October 12, 1926. 1 son, Kenyon Clarence. Debut in “Dora Thorne,” at New Palestine, O., 1906.

Played in Donald Robertson’s Art Theatre, Chicago, 1907-1908, later in New Orleans. Leading man in “This Woman and This Man,” at Maxine Elliott Theatre, New York, 1909, also appeared in “A Happy Marriage,” by Clyde Fitch, under management of Charles Frohman. Appeared in “The Servant in the House,” Belasco’s “The Fighting Hope”.

Played in “Diplomacy,” “Mother,” “The Rack,” under William A. Brady. Then in “The Governor’s Lady,” “The Law of the Land,” etc. First screen work, 1914, in “The Pit”.

Has taken leading parts in “Behold My Wife,” “The Great Moment,” “Adam’s Rib,” “As Man Desires,” “Skin Deep,” “The Sea-Hawk,” “The Knock-out,” “Men of Steel,” “Hard Boiled Haggerty,” etc. Also author “Men of Steel”.


  • Other Work

    • Author “Men of Steel”. Republican. Frequent speaker on screen art, literature and religion. Gave lecture at College of Business Administration, Harvard, 1927.


Married Gwladys Edith Wynne, of London, England., May 26, 1910 (divorced).; married second, Doris (Margaret) Kenyon, actress October 12, 1926.

William Henry Sills

Josephine Antoinette (Troosst) Sills


Gwladys Edith Wynne