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August 31, 2023

35 Vintage Portrait Photos of Warner Baxter in the 1920s and ’30s

Born 1889 in Columbus, Ohio, American actor Warner Baxter began his movie career in silent films with his most notable roles being in The Great Gatsby (1926) and The Awful Truth (1925). His most notable talkies are In Old Arizona (1929), 42nd Street (1933), Slave Ship (1937) with Wallace Beery, Kidnapped (1938) with Freddie Bartholomew, and the 1931 ensemble short film, The Stolen Jools. In the 1940s, he was well known for his recurring role as Dr. Robert Ordway in the Crime Doctor series of 10 films.

Baxter is known for his role as the Cisco Kid in the 1928 film In Old Arizona, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 2nd Academy Awards. He frequently played womanizing, charismatic Latin bandit types in Westerns, and played the Cisco Kid or a similar character throughout the 1930s, but had a range of other roles throughout his career.

Baxter died of pneumonia in Beverly Hills, California, at age 62. For his contributions to the motion-picture industry, Baxter has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Take a look at these vintage photos to see portraits of Warner Baxter in the 1920s and 1930s.

1 comment:

  1. All the male actors wore those cheesy little moustaches back then.




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