Hobart Bosworth

Hobart Bosworth (August 11, 1867 – December 30, 1943) was an American film actor, director, writer, and producer. Born Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth, he was a direct descendant of Miles Standish and John and Priscilla Alden on his father's side and of New York's Van Zandt family, the first Dutch settlers to land in the New World, on his mother's side. Bosworth was always proud of his lineage. After his mother died, his father remarried and young Hobart took a dislike to his stepmother. Convinced he was "ill used and cruelly treated", in 1914, he told an interviewer he ran away to New York City. There he signed on as a cabin boy aboard the Sovereign of the Seas, a clipper ship, and was soon out to sea. After his first voyage, a five-month trip that took him from New York to San Francisco, Hobart spent his wages on candy. (Sleeping it off on a bench in the park in back of Trinity Church, the young boy didn't know when dozing off that the organ music was being played by his own uncle, a Captain Roberts, who found stevedore work for young Hobart, told him of his uncle's presence in San Francisco.



Freebase CC-BY
Source: Hobart Bosworth on Freebase, licensed under CC-BY
Other content from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA