William Henry (actor)

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William Henry
William Henry-Virginia Gilmore in Jennie.jpg
Film still of William Henry with Virginia Gilmore in Jennie (1940)
William Albert Henry

(1914-11-10)November 10, 1914
DiedAugust 10, 1982(1982-08-10) (aged 67)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1925–1978
Spouse(s)Grace Durkin
(m. 1936; div. 19??)
Barbara Knudson
(m. 1952; div. 1962)

William Albert Henry (November 10, 1914 – August 10, 1982) was an American actor working in Hollywood movies.


Born in Los Angeles in 1914, Henry started as a child actor, then was a hero in B-movies (mainly westerns), and ended his career as a character actor. He also appeared in various roles on episodes of many TV series. He was a member of the John Ford Stock Company and appeared 12 times for Ford.

Henry was active with the Pasadena Community Playhouse.[1]

His brother was the character actor Thomas Browne Henry.[2]

Henry was married and divorced twice. His first marriage was to Grace Durkin, with whom he had son Michael and daughter Michele. His and his second wife, Barbara Knudson, were the parents of William "Bill" Henry, Jr. (b. 1958).[3]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Warren, Grace Tower (11 March 1933). "Former Island Visitor Wins Film Contract". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Hawaii, Honolulu. p. 27. Retrieved December 22, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Wilson, Scott (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. p. 335. ISBN 9781476625997. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  3. ^ "BARBARA KNUDSON HENRY's Obituary on Las Vegas Review-Journal". Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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