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William Norris, American actor.

Background

Norris, William was born on June 15, 1872 in New York City. Son of Elias M. and Harriet (Maye) Block.

Education

Educated at North Cosmopolitan school and Boys’ High School, San Francisco.

Career

First professional appearance with George Lederer’s Stock Company, 1892. Played part of the German lunatic in original “Belle of New York” Company, 1897. Appeared in “His Excellency, the Governor,” “Children of the Ghetto,” “Francesca da Rimini,” etc.

Leading comedian in “Land of Nod,” “Tom Jones,” “A Modern Eve,” “Around the Map,” “Maytime,” and numerous others. Joined Cosmopolitan Productions Company, to play in motion pictures, 1922. Home: New York, New York.

Connections

Married Mabel Mordaunt, June 1, 1910.

father:
Elias M. Block

mother:
Harriet (Maye) Block

spouse:
Mabel Mordaunt