Famous Masons

Many men throughout history have been members of our fraternity.

In these pages we will present you with them and try to impress upon you the great men that have been Masons.

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William Desmond

Silent Screen Actor
Birthday: January 23, 1878 Deceased: November 3, 1949

Biography

Irish-born American actor. He appeared in 205 films between 1915 and 1948. He was nicknamed ?The King of the Silent Serials.? Born William Mannion in Dublin, Ireland, he was raised in New York City. He later changed his surname to a stage name. He started out in vaudeville and the legitimate stage before making his film debut. Desmond died at age 71 of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California. He is inurned at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory, Los Angeles.

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