Tom Santschi

Tom Santschi

Tom Santschi (Paul William Santschi) (24 October, 1880, Lucerne, Switzerland - 9 April, 1931, Los Angeles, California) was an American leading man and character actor of the silent film era.

Career

Santschi acted in over 245 films during the period 1907-1931, and directed 28 during 1914-1916. He wrote one screen play in 1914. A 1915 two-reeler In the King's Service, in which he starred with Marion Warner, surfaced at a yard sale in Maine, and was shown along with The Spoilers (1914) at a Northeast Historic Film Festival at Bucksport, Maine in 2002.

Selected filmography

Death

Santschi died in his sleep from a heart attack at the age of 52. He was Interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Miscellanea

His gravestone gives date of birth as 1880.

External links

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