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Baxter Warner; key book black and white photo. Circa 1931.

SKU: Baxter Warner; Photo $5.95
Warner Leroy Baxter (March 29 1889 May 7 1951) was an American actor known for his role as The Cisco Kid in In Old Arizona (1929) for which he won the second Academy Award for Best Actor in the 1928 1929 Academy Awards. Warner Baxter started his movie career in silent movies. Baxter's most notable silent films are probably The Great Gatsby (1926) and The Awful Truth (1925). Today The Great Gatsby is one of many lost films of the silent era. When talkies came out Baxter became even more famous. Baxter's most notable talkies are In Old Arizona (1929) 42nd Street (1932) and the 1931 20 minute short film The Slippery Pearls. Background: Baxter was born in Columbus Ohio and moved to San Francisco California with his widowed mother in 1898 when he was nine. Following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake he and his family lived in a tent for two weeks. By 1910 Baxter was in vaudeville and from there began acting on the stage. Career: Baxter originally worked as an insurance agent sales manager and commercial traveller. Baxter began his movie career as an extra in 1914 in a stock company and quickly rose to become a star. He had his first starring role in 1921 in a film called Sheltered Daughters. He starred in 48 features during the 1920s. His most notable silent roles were in The Great Gatsby(1926) Aloma of the South Seas(1926) as an island love interest opposite the famous dancer Gilda Gray and a handsome but alcoholic doctor in West of Zanzibar with Lon Chaney. His most famous starring role was as the Cisco Kid in In Old Arizona (1929) the first all-talking western for which he won the second Academy Award for Best Actor. He also starred in 42nd Street (1933) Grand Canary (1934) Broadway Bill (1934) and Kidnapped (1938). By 1936 Baxter was the highest paid actor in Hollywood but by 1943 he had slipped to B movie roles and he starred in a series of ''Crime Doctor'' films for Columbia Pictures. Baxter made over 100 films between 1914 and 1950. Personal life: Baxter married actress Winifred Bryson in 1918 remaining married until his death in 1951. He suffered for several years from arthritis and in 1951 he underwent a lobotomy to ease the pain.[2] He died shortly after of pneumonia and was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale California. Baxter was a close friend of William Powell with whom he starred in three films and was at Powell's side when Jean Harlow died in 1937.[1] He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6290 Hollywood Boulevard. When not acting Baxter was an inventor and in 1935 co-created a revolver searchlight which would illuminate a target and allow a gunman to shoot at it in the dark. He later developed a radio device that would allow emergency crews to change traffic signals from two-blocks away and allow them to safely pass through intersections. He financed its installation at an intersection in Beverly Hills in 1940. Filmography: Year Film Role Notes 1914 Her Own Money uncredited 1918 All Woman uncredited 1919 Lombardi Ltd. uncredited 1921 First Love Donald Halliday Cheated Hearts Tom Gordon The Love Charm Thomas Morgan Sheltered Daughters Pep Mullins 1922 If I Were Queen Vladimir A Girl's Desire Jones/Lord Dysart The Ninety and Nine Tom Silverton/Phil Bradbury The Girl in His Room Kirk Waring Her Own Money Lew Alden 1923 St. Elmo Murray Hammond Blow Your Own Horn Jack Dunbar In Search of a Thrill Adrian Torrens Those Who Dance Bob Kane 1924 Christine of the Hungry Heart Stuart Knight The Female Col. Valentia His Forgotten Wife Donald Allen/John Rolfe Alimony Jimmy Mason The Garden of Weeds Douglas Crawford 1925 The Best People Henry Morgan A Son of His Father Big Boy Morgan Rugged Water Calvin Horner Welcome Home Fred Prouty The Awful Truth Norman Satterlee The Air Mail Russ Kane The Golden Bed Bunny O'Neill Mismates Ted Carroll 1926 Aloma of the South Seas Nuitane The Runaway Wade Murrell Mannequin John Herrick The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby now a lost film Miss Brewster's Millions Thomas B. Hancock Jr 1927 The Coward Clinton Philbrook Singed Royce Wingate Drums of the Desert John Curry The Telephone Girl Matthew Standish Craig's Wife Walter Craig 1928 Danger Street Rolly Sigsby Ramona Alessandro Three Sinners James Harris The Tragedy of Youth Frank Gordon West of Zanzibar Doc directed by Tod Browning A Woman's Way Tony In Old Arizona The Cisco Kid Academy Award for Best Actor 1929 Romance of the Rio Grande Pablo Wharton Cameron Behind That Curtain Col. John Beetham The Far Call Thru Different Eyes Jack Winfield Linda Dr. Paul Randall 1930 Renegades Deucalion Such Men Are Dangerous Ludwig Kranz The Arizona Kid The Cisco Kid The Squaw Man James 'Jim' Wingate aka Jim Carston 1931 Their Mad Moment Esteban Cristera Doctors' Wives Dr. Judson Penning The Stolen Jools The Cisco Kid Daddy Long Legs Jervis Pendleton The Cisco Kid The Cisco Kid Surrender Sgt. Dumaine 1932 Six Hours to Live Capt. Paul Onslow Man About Town Stephen Morrow Amateur Daddy Jim Gladden 1933 Dangerously Yours Andrew Burke 42nd Street Julian Marsh I Loved You Wednesday Philip Fletcher Paddy the Next Best Thing Lawrence Blake Penthouse Jackson 'Jack' Durant 1934 Hell in the Heavens Lt. Steve Warner As Husbands Go Charles Lingard Grand Canary Dr. Harvey Leith Stand Up and Cheer! Lawrence Cromwell Such Women Are Dangerous Michael Shawn Broadway Bill Dan Brooks 1935 Under the Pampas Moon Cesar Campo One More Spring Jaret Otkar La Fiesta de Santa Barbara Short film 1936 White Hunter Capt. Clark Rutledge To Mary with Love Jack Wallace The Road to Glory Captain Paul La Roche The Prisoner of Shark Island Dr. Samuel Mudd King of Burlesque Kerry Bolton The Robin Hood of El Dorado Joaquin Murrieta 1937 Wife Doctor and Nurse Dr. Judd Lewis Vogues of 1938 George Curson Slave Ship Jim Lovett 1938 I'll Give a Million Tony Newlander Kidnapped Alan Breck 1939 Barricade Hank Topping Wife Husband and Friend Leonard Borland aka Logan Bennett Return of the Cisco Kid The Cisco Kid 1940 Earthbound Nick Desborough 1941 Adam Had Four Sons Adam Stoddard 1943 Crime Doctor Dr. Robert Ordway formerly Phil Morgan first of 10 films in the Crime Doctor B-film series Crime Doctor's Strangest Case Dr. Robert Ordway 1944 Shadows in the Night Dr. Robert Ordway Lady in the Dark Kendall Nesbitt 1945 Crime Doctor's Warning Dr. Robert Ordway The Crime Doctor's Courage Dr. Robert Ordway 1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt Dr. Robert Ordway Just Before Dawn Dr. Robert Ordway 1947 Crime Doctor's Gamble Dr. Robert Ordway The Millerson Case Dr. Robert Ordway 1948 The Gentleman from Nowhere Earl Donovan/Robert Ashton 1949 The Crime Doctor's Diary Dr. Robert Ordway last of the Crime Doctor series The Devil's Henchman Jess Arno Prison Warden Warden Victor Burnell 1950 State Penitentiary Rodger Manners 1952 O. Henry's Full House clip of Baxter from The Cisco Kid