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Do You Know... Broncho Billy Anderson?

Do you know…
that Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson (born: Maxwell Henry Aronson in Little Rock, Arkansas, March 21, 1880 – died: South Pasadena, California, January 20, 1971) was an American actor, writer, film director, and film producer, who is best known as the first star of the Western film genre?

  • Broncho Billy AndersonIn Porter's early motion picture The Great Train Robbery (1903), Anderson played three roles.
  • Anderson died in 1971 at the age of 90, at a sanitarium in South Pasadena, California. Anderson was survived by his wife, the former Mollie Louise Schabbleman, and their daughter, Maxine.
  • He was cremated and his ashes placed in a vault at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles, California.

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