William A. Duncan (William A. Duncan)

William A. Duncan

Actor. Born in Dundee, Scotland, he was a leading star in the early film industry, working with the major studios of the day and was featured in over a 170 films. When Duncan joined Vitagraph, his contract was worth $1,000,000 a year, which made him the highest paid performer of his time. His many credits include “Told in Colorado” (1911), “Monte Crisco” (1912), “Man of Mite” (1919), “Playing It Wild” (1922), “The Steel Trail” (1923), “The Fast Express” (1924). After retiring from films in 1925, he entered into directing and returned to the screen in supporting roles in the 1930s, most notably as Buck Peters in the popular Hopalong Cassidy  film series. He died at age 81 in Hollywood, California and was also married to actress Edith Johnson. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)  Family links:  Spouse:  Edith Johnson (1894 – 1969)


  • December, 16, 1879
  • Scotland


  • February, 02, 1961
  • USA


  • Inglewood Park Cemetery
  • California
  • USA

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