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Melbourne MacDowell (1856–1941)

Melbourne MacDowell was born on November 22, 1856 in South River, New Jersey, USA as William Melbourne McDowell. He was an actor, known for Speed Mad (1925), Outside the Law (1920) and Feel My Pulse (1928). He was married to Mrs. Caroline Wells Neff, Virginia Drew Trescott, Wilhelmina Marie Strauss, Fanny Davenport (d. 1898) (first) and Nellie ... See full bio »

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Speed Mad John Sanford
Outside the Law Morgan Spencer
Feel My Pulse Her Uncle Wilberforce
The Cloud Rider David Torrence


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 1932 A Fool About Women (Short)
 1928 The Old Code
Steve MacGregor
 1928 Feel My Pulse
Her Uncle Wilberforce
 1928 There It Is (Short)
Frisbie Family Patriarch
 1927 Code of the Cow Country
John Calhoun
 1926 Stick to Your Story
Colonel Miles
 1926 The City
 1926 The Outlaw Express
 1926 The Winning Wallop
Cyrus Barton
 1926 The Jelly Fish (Short)
 1926 The Rainmaker
 1926 Call of the Night
Dent Wade
 1926 Behind the Front
Mr. Bartlett-Cooper
 1926 What Happened to Jones?
Mr. Bigbee
 1925 Fighting Courage
Kingsley Sr
 1925 Speed Mad
John Sanford
 1925 Sky's the Limit
Charles Hamilton
 1925 Savages of the Sea
Daniel Rawley
 1925 The Cloud Rider
David Torrence
 1924 Geared to Go
 1924 Virtue's Revolt
Family Lawyer
 1923 The Love Pirate
Steve Carnan
 1923 A Million to Burn
Mark Mills
 1923 Richard the Lion-Hearted
Undetermined Role
 1923 Diamonds Adrift
James Bellamy
 1923 The Ghost Patrol
Commissioner Manning
 1922 The Flaming Hour
John Danby
 1922 Forsaking All Others
Cyrus K. Wharton
 1922 The Bootlegger's Daughter
Jim Bradley
 1922 Confidence
J.D. Sprowl
 1922 The Infidel
'Bully' Haynes
 1922 Beyond the Crossroads
David Walton / Truman Breese
 1921 The Golden Snare
Doug Johnson
 1921 The March Hare
Senator Rollins
 1920 Outside the Law
Morgan Spencer
 1920 Nomads of the North
Duncan McDougall
 1920 The Iron Heart
Cyrus K. Moulton (as Melbourne McDowell)
 1920 King Spruce (Short)
John Barrett
 1920 Miss Nobody
Red Gull
 1920 The Gift Supreme
Eliot Vinton
 1919 Eve in Exile
George Armitage
 1919 Soldiers of Fortune
Mr. Langham
 1919 A Girl in Bohemia
Police Inspector
 1919 The Boomerang
Peter Cameron (as Melbourne McDowell)
 1919 Modern Husbands
Jonathan Cosgrove
 1919 The Lamb and the Lion
Uncle Ben
 1919 The Long Lane's Turning
The Judge
 1919 All of a Sudden Norma
Emerson Trent
 1918 Coals of Fire
James Bradley
 1918 They're Off
Daniel Hackett
 1918 A Nine O'Clock Town
Mr. Adler
 1918 The Vamp
Mr. Fleming
 1918 The Claws of the Hun
Godfrey Stanton
 1918 Playing the Game
Jeremiah Prentiss
 1918 Tyrant Fear
James Dermot
 1918 The Biggest Show on Earth
Nat Kemp
 1918 Love Me
Grant Appleby
 1918 The Keys of the Righteous
Judge Michael Burke
 1918 Go West, Young Man
Amos Latham
 1918 Wolves of the Rail
Murray Lemantier
 1917 Those Who Pay
Steve McNott (as Melbourne McDowell)
 1917 Bond of Fear
Judge McClure
 1917 The Flame of the Yukon
'Black Jack' Hovey

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "sheriff's officer"; stage debut) in "Road to Ruin", Bostom Museum Stock Co., Boston, MA.

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He was in the Merchant Marine before he ventured into show business. He had became a ship's mate while still in his teens. See more »

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