William Bakewell

William Bakewell (May 2, 1908 – April 15, 1993), also known as Billy Bakewell, was an American actor, who achieved his greatest fame as one of the premiere juvenile performers of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Bakewell, educated at Los Angeles Harvard Military School, began his film career as an extra in the movie Fighting Blood (1924), and went on to appear in some 170 films and TV shows. He is most remembered for playing Albert in the All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), and Roddy, Joan Crawford's brother in Dance, Fools, Dance (1931). He also co-starred in Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) with Winnie Lightner and Lilyan Tashman. In 1933, he contributed to the founding of the Screen Actors Guild and was member 44 of the original 50. He never achieved significant status past the Depression years, although he became familiar in dozens of films, from Gone with the Wind (1939) to the phenomenally popular Disney series, Davy Crockett (1954-1955), in which he played Maj. Tobias Norton and a Keelboat Race Master of Ceremonies. Bakewell starred in the Columbia Pictures serial Hop Harrigan (1946), where he played a top Air Corps pilot. During World War II, he served in the U.S.


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