Role Character actor
Name Minor Watson
|Years active 1922–1959|
Occupation Film, TV, stage actor
Ex-spouse Elinor Hewitt
|Born December 22, 1889 (1889-12-22) Marianna, Arkansas, USA|
Died July 28, 1965, Alton, Illinois, United States
Movies The Jackie Robinson Story, Woman of the Year, Untamed Frontier, The Star, Boys Town
Similar People Lewis Seiler, Hugo Fregonese, H Bruce Humberstone, Norman Krasna, Alfred E Green
Minor Watson (December 22, 1889 – July 28, 1965) was a prominent character actor. He appeared in 111 movies made between 1913 and 1956. His credits included Boys Town (1938), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Kings Row (1942), Guadalcanal Diary (1943), Bewitched (1945), The Virginian (1946), and The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
Watson was the son of Mrs. Alice Rodgers. He attended St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin, and Shurtleff College in Alton, Illinois. He said that, as a member of Sigma Phi at Shurtleff, he was encouraged to pursue a career in drama.
Watson began his film career with Essanay Studios in 1913. He was described as "the new recruit that plays lover parts."
Watson's Broadway credits include State of the Union, End of Summer, Tapestry in Gray, A Divine Drudge, Reunion in Vienna, Friendship, This Thing Called Love, These Modern Women, Howdy King, Mismates, The Magnolia Lady, and Why Men Leave Home.
Watson married Elinor Hewitt December 7, 1919, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Watson is buried in Alton Cemetery in Alton, Illinois.