Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Coy Watson: Child Actor and Photographer

Coy Watson, the eldest of the large Watson family of child actors and photographers, has passed away at the age of 96.

Coy Watson began appearing in silent movies as an infant. He appeared in over two dozen films, many of them made at Mack Sennett Studios.

After the late '20s, Watson left movies for the other family business, photography.

A few years ago Watson published a memoir, THE KEYSTONE KID: TALES OF EARLY HOLLYWOOD.

More info on the very interesting Watson family can be found in my post on Coy's brother Delmar, who passed away last fall, and at the Watson Family Photographic Archive.


Blogger NoirGirl said...

Oh, how sad. I love the Watson boys. It's so fun to watch a film and see one of their names pop up on the screen.

That photography website is amazing! Thanks for linking it.

4:42 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Glad you enjoyed the link! Their family has a fascinating history.

Best wishes,

6:25 PM  

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