Gallaher in 1904, when he was earning $100/week.
|Born||June 25, 1895|
Quincy, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||August 14, 1961 (aged 66)|
Grace Martin Hannon (? - 1923, divorce)
Adele Wormser (1923 - ?)
Donald Gallaher (June 25, 1895 – August 14, 1961) was an American actor who appeared in 25 films between 1903 and 1949. He also directed five films, including Temple Tower (1930). His name is sometimes misspelled "Gallagher".
Gallaher was born in Quincy, Illinois. After moving to New York City as a child with his mother, he began acting in productions such as A Royal Family. He had 10 roles in plays before he reached age 12.
When he was four years old, Gallaher debuted as an actor portraying Rip in Sol Smith Russell's production of Poor Relations. When he was 15, he ceased acting for two years and pitched in semi-professional baseball on Long Island. He returned to the stage at age 17.
He appeared in the silent film The Great Train Robbery (1903), and a bit part in the 23-chapter serial The Million Dollar Mystery (1914). He co-starred with Louis Wolheim and Una Merkel in the two-reeler Love's Old Sweet Song (1923) filmed in Lee De Forest's Phonofilm sound-on-film process.
On April 13, 1917, Gallaher married actress Beatrice Noyes. They had a son, Donald Gallaher Jr., and divorced on April 1, 1921. On December 1, 1923, Gallaher married Adele Wormser in Boston. The wedding came shortly after his divorce from Grace Martin Hannon became final.
- The Great Train Robbery (1903)
- Eye for Eye (1918)
- Love's Old Sweet Song (1923)
- Married in Hollywood (1929)
- Nix on Dames (1929) (director)
- Pleasure Crazed (1929)
- Temple Tower (1930) (director)
- Six-Gun Trail (1938)
- Outlaws' Paradise (1939)
- The Magnificent Fraud (1939)
- Code of the Fearless (1939)
- "Little Donald Gallaher Hs Played in Ten Parts Before His Twelfth Year". Greensboro Daily News. North Carolina, Greensboro. March 22, 1908. p. 11. Retrieved December 12, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Gallaher, Son of Stage, Began Acting at Age of 4". The New York Times. May 31, 1925. p. X 3. Retrieved October 26, 2020 – via ProQuest.
- Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2009). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Random House Publishing Group. p. 5. ISBN 9780307483201. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
- "Actress Divorces Donald Gallaher". New York Herald. New York, New York City. April 2, 1921. p. 9. Retrieved December 12, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Donald Gallaher marries". The New York Times. December 3, 1923. p. 14. Retrieved October 26, 2020 – via ProQuest.
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