~Claude Gillingwater~

Born: August 2, 1870 in Louisiana, MS, USA
Died: November 2, 1939 in Beverly Hills, CA, USA
~Claude Gillingwater in Madonna of the
Streets,
1924~
~Silent Filmography~
Smiling Irish Eyes (1929) .... Michael O'Connor
Glad Rag Doll (1929) .... Sam Underlane
Stolen Kisses (1929) .... H.A. Lambert Sr.
Stark Mad (1929) .... James Rutherford, expedition leader
Oh Kay! (1928) .... Judge Appleton
Women They Talk About (1928) .... Grandfather Mervin
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1928) .... Major Buford
... aka Kentucky Courage
Husbands for Rent (1927) .... Sir Reginald Knight
The Gorilla (1927)
Barbed Wire (1927) .... Jean Moreau, Mona's Father
Naughty But Nice (1927) .... Juudge J. R. Altewood
Fast and Furious (1927) .... Smithfield
45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926) (uncredited) .... Old man in hotel bed
For Wives Only (1926) .... Professor von Waldstein
Into Her Kingdom (1926) .... Ivan (their tutor)
Never Too Old (1926) .... Romeo McPip
That's My Baby (1926) .... John Raynor
Wages for Wives (1925) .... Jim Bailey
We Moderns (1925) .... Sir Robert Sundale
Seven Sinners (1925) .... Pious Joe McDowell
Winds of Chance (1925) .... Tom Linton
Cheaper to Marry (1925) .... Riddle
A Thief in Paradise (1925) .... Noel Jardine
Idle Tongues (1924) .... Judge Daniel Webster Copeland
Madonna of the Streets (1924) .... Lord Patrington
How to Educate a Wife (1924) .... Henry Bancks
Daddies (1924) .... James Crockett
Tiger Rose (1923) .... Hector McCollins
A Chapter in Her Life (1923) .... Mr. Everingham
Dulcy (1923) .... Mr. Forbes
Three Wise Fools (1923) .... Theodore Findley
Alice Adams (1923) .... Virgil Adams
... aka Foolish Daughters
Crinoline and Romance (1923) .... Colonel Charles E. Cavanaugh
Casey Jones, Jr. (1923)
The Christian (1923) .... Lord Storm
Souls for Sale (1923)...  Himself - Celebrity Actor (uncredited)
The Strangers' Banquet (1922) .... Uncle Sam
Remembrance (1922) .... John P. Grout
Dust Flower (1922) .... Steptoe
Fools First (1922) .... Denton Drew
My Boy (1921) .... Captain Bill
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) .... Earl of Dorincourt

Wild Primrose (1918) .... Standish
After three solid decades' worth of stage work, Claude Gillingwater Sr. made his film bow as the Earl
in Mary Pickford's 1921 adaptation of Little Lord Fauntleroy. It was the first of several cantankerous
old coots with hidden hearts of gold that Gillingwater would portray during the next 18 years. The
switchover from silent films to talkies posed no problem for Gillingwater, whose creaky, nasally voice
perfectly matched his screen image. His more memorable appearances of the 1930s included the role
of Jarvis in David Copperfield (1935) and a brace of Shirley Temple vehicles, Poor Little Rich Girl
(1936) and Just Around the Corner (1938). Evidently despondent over his failing health, Claude
Gillingwater Sr. committed suicide at the age of 69.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Biography~