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Richard Rosson Biography

  • Profession: Director, Actor, First Assistant Director
  • Born: Apr 4, 1893
  • Died: May 31, 1953

Richard Rosson was the younger brother of director [[Performer~P109013~Arthur Rosson~arthurrosson]], and the older sibling of actress [[Performer~P61724~Helene Rosson~helenerosson]] and cinematographer [[Performer~P109035~Hal Rosson~haroldhalrosson]]. Inaugurating his own film career in 1912, Rosson was primarily an actor until 1922, though he did contribute the screenplay for his 1914 starrer [[Feature~V150738~End of the Feud~theendofthefeud]]. From 1926 to 1943, he was a director, turning out such films as the horrific [[Feature~V117350~The Wizard~wizard]] (1927), the chucklesome [[Feature~V115534~The Very Idea~theveryidea]] (1929), and the flag-waving [[Feature~V116299~West Point of the Air~westpointoftheair]] (1935) and [[Feature~V87878~Corvette K-225~corvettek225]] (1943); he also toted up several assistant-director credits during this period. Richard Rosson committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning at the age of 60. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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