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Occupation  Stage and film actor
Name  True Boardman
Parents  Caro True Boardman
Years active  1911-1919
Role  Film actor
Children  True Eames Boardman
True Boardman
Born  April 21, 1882 (1882-04-21) Oakland, California
Died  September 28, 1918, Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse  Virginia True Boardman (m. ?–1918)
Movies  The Painted Hills, Stingaree
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True Boardman (April 21, 1882 – September 28, 1918) was an American film actor of the silent era. He appeared in 137 films between 1911 and 1919 before falling victim to the 1918 flu pandemic.



True Boardman was born in Oakland, California, the son of Bay Area actress Caro True Boardman, and died at the age of 36 in Los Angeles, California. True Boardman began performing on stage in 1900 at Oakland and later spent some time doing theater work in Seattle before embarking on his film career.

He was the husband of actress Virginia True Boardman (Margaret Shields) and the father of True Eames Boardman (1909–2003). who had a long career as a script writer for radio, film and television. As a boy True Eames Boardman had appeared in a number of films, including some starring Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford.

Boardman was the great-grandfather of actress Lisa Gerritsen.

Selected filmography

  • The Hazards of Helen (1914)
  • Stingaree (1915)
  • Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
  • The Romance of Tarzan (1918)
  • Terror of the Range (1919)
  • Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)
  • References

    True Boardman Wikipedia

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