John Tansey (John Tansey)

John  Tansey

Actor. Son of actress Emma Tansey, brother of director Robert Emmett Tansey, and actor James Sheridan. He was a child star with the ‘Biograph’ stage company in New York prior to the family’s move to California. He starred in several silent films, including the 1917 pirate melodrama “Barnaby Lee.” In 1930, he co-wrote and co-directed with brother Robert the Western “Romance of the West” and produced the low-budget western “Riders on the Rio.”

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Born

  • October, 08, 1901

Died

  • April, 28, 1971

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  • Cremated

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