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Spottiswood Aitken Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 1869
  • Died: Feb 26, 1933
  • Birth Name: Frank Spottiswoode Aitken

Possessed of a magnificently "actorish" name, Spottiswood Aitken was a veteran of some 25 years' stage experience when he came to work at New York's Biograph film studios in 1910. Aitken soon became a favorite of Biograph's star director, D.W. Griffith. When Griffith turned independent to produce his landmark film [[Feature~V5751~The Birth of a Nation~thebirthofanation]] (1915), he retained Aitken's services, casting the venerable actor as the proud Southern patriarch Dr. Cameron. In Griffith's 1916 spectacular [[Feature~V25152~Intolerance~intolerance]], Aitken was seen in "The French Story" as the father of heroine Brown Eyes (Miriam Cooper). Spottiswood Aitken remained in films until ill health precipitated his retirement in 1927. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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