Ford Sterling

  • nar. 3.11.1883
    La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
  • zem. 13.10.1939 (55 let)
    Los Angeles, California, USA
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Ford Sterling, který se narodil 3. listopadu 1883 jako George Ford Stich v La Crosse ve Wisconsinu, zahájil svoji kariéru v zábavním průmyslu jako cirkusový klaun. Poté jej ale zlákalo divadlo a na začátku 20. století vystupoval v hudebních a vaudevillových představeních v New Yorku. Tam si jej všimli zástupci filmové společnosti Biograph, u které začal roku 1911 natáčet.

Tady se seznámil s mladým a nadějným tvůrcem Mackem Sennettem. Když Sennett odcházel do Kalifornie, kde nastoupil jako vedoucí výroby, vzal Sterlinga s sebou a angažoval ho jako herce. Sterling se stal hvězdou němých grotesek. U Keystone vytváří zatrpklé a násilné postavičky, které mají obvykle oblečený, kabát, cylindr a nosí kozí bradku. Nejslavnější Sterlingovou postavou je velitel slavných a proslulých "keystoneských strážníků". U Keystone se díky své obrovské popularitě stává hvězdou a má u společnosti výsadní postavení.

To se však změní příchodem Charlie Chaplina. Chaplin Sterlinga zastiňuje a Sterling, poté co si zahraje v několika Chaplinových groteskách, roku 1914 od Keystone odchází a zakládá vlastní filmovou společnost. Když Chaplin roku 1915 opouští Keystone, vrací se Ford Sterling k Sennettovi a vydrží u něj až do začátku 20. let.

Tehdy ale začala jeho popularita upadat. Dostává stále menší role. S nástupem zvukového filmu už dostává jen malé bezvýznamné roličky a před kamerou se objevuje jen vyjímečně. Ford Sterling umírá náhle na infarkt 13. října 1939 a je pochován na Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Za svůj přínos filmovému průmysl dostal in memoriam svoji vlastní hvězdu na Holywoodském chodníku slávy.

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1955 All in Good Fun - a.z.
1937 Many Unhappy Returns
1936 All Business
Framing Father
1935 A Quiet Fourth
Behind the Green Lights
Black Sheep
Keystone Hotel
The Headline Woman
1933 Alice in Wonderland
1931 Her Majesty, Love
Stout Hearts and Willing Hands
Trouble from Abroad
1930 Bride of the Regiment
Show Girl in Hollywood
Spring Is Here
1929 Girl in the Show, The
The Fall of Eve
The Fatal Forceps
1928 Chicken a La King
Dreary House
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Oh Kay!
Sporting Goods
Wife Savers
1927 Casey at the Bat
Drums of the Desert
Figures Don't Lie
For the Love of Mike
The Trunk Mystery
1926 Everybody's Acting
Good and Naughty
Miss Brewster's Millions
Show Off, The
Stranded in Paris
The American Venus
The Road to Glory
1925 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
My Lady's Lips
Stage Struck
Steppin' Out
Trouble with Wives, The
1924 Galloping Fish, The
Love and Glory
So Big
Ten, jehož políčkují
The Woman on the Jury
Wild Oranges
1923 Destroying Angel
The Brass Bottle
The Day of Faith
The Spoilers
1922 Oh, Mabel Behave
The Strangers' Banquet
1921 A Seminary Scandal
The Unhappy Finish
Watch Your Husbands
1920 A Pyjama Marriage
By Golly!
Don't Weaken!
Fickle Fancy
Fresh from the City
Great Scott!
His Youthful Fancy
Love, Honor and Behave
Married Life
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Ten Dollars or Ten Days
1919 A Lady's Tailor
Among Those Present
East Lynne with Variations
Fools and Duels
Hearts and Flowers
His Last False Step
Salome vs. Shenandoah
The Little Widow
Treating 'Em Rough
Trying to Get Along
Uncle Tom Without a Cabin
Why Beaches Are Popular
Yankee Doodle in Berlin
1918 Beware of Boarders
Her Screen Idol
It's a Cinch
The Summer Girls
Wild Women and Tame Lions
1917 Kterou z nich miluji?
Maiden's Trust, A
Pinched in the Finish
Stars and Bars
1916 Because He Loved Her
His Lying Heart
His Pride and Shame
His Wild Oats
1915 Court House Crooks
Dirty Work in a Laundry
Fatty and the Broadway Stars
He Wouldn't Stay Down
His Father's Footsteps
Hogan's Romance Upset
Hunt, The
Only a Messenger Boy
Our Dare-Devil Chief
That Little Band of Gold
1914 A Thief Catcher
Between Showers
Double Crossed
False Beauty, A
Fatal Wedding, The
Fatty's Finish
Gentleman Burglar
Hearts and Swords
In the Clutches of the Gang
Love and Dynamite
Love and Vengeance
Race for a Bride, A
Robust Romeo, A
Sergeant Hofmeyer
Tango Tangle
That Minstrel Man
The Knockout
Too Many Brides
1913 A Deaf Burglar
A Fishy Affair
A Game of Pool
A Landlord's Troubles
A Life in the Balance
A Muddy Romance
A Strong Revenge
A Wife Wanted
At Twelve O'Clock
Baby Day
Bad Game, A
Bandit, A
Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life
Battle of Who Run, The
Chief's Predicament, The
Cohen Saves the Flag
Deacon Outwitted, The
Doctored Affair, A
Double Wedding, A
Elite Ball, The
Faithful Taxicab, The
Father's Choice
Firebugs, The
Foiling Fickle Father
For Lizzie's Sake
For the Love of Mabel
Foreman of the Jury, The
Game of Poker, A
Hansom Driver, The
Healthy Neighborhood, A
Heinze's Resurrection
Her Birthday Present
Hide and Seek
His Chum the Baron
His Crooked Career
His Sister's Kids
His Ups and Downs
How Hiram Won Out
Jealous Waiter, The
Just Brown's Luck
Just Kids
Love Sickness at Sea
Love and Courage
Love and Pain
Love and Rubbish
Mabel's Awful Mistakes
Mabel's Dramatic Career
Mabel's Heroes
Mistaken Masher, The
Murphy's I.O.U.
Nebezpečná ulice
On His Wedding Day
Out and In
Peeping Pete
Professor Bean's Removal
Professor's Daughter, The
Rastus and the Game Cock
Red Hot Romance, A
Ride for a Bride, A
Rube and the Baron, The
Safe in Jail
Saving Mabel's Dad
Schnitz the Tailor
Sleuth's Last Stand, The
Some Nerve
Speed Queen, The
That Ragtime Band
The Bowling Match
The Cure That Failed
The Gusher
The Land Salesman
The Man Next Door
The New Conductor
The Peddler
The Sleuths at the Floral Parade
The Speed Kings
The Stolen Purse
The Two Widows
Their First Execution
Those Good Old Days
Toplitsky and Company
Waiters' Picnic, The
When Dreams Come True
Zuzu, the Band Leader
1912 A Temperamental Husband
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An Interrupted Elopement
At Coney Island
At It Again
Bear Escape, A
Beating He Needed, The
Cohen Collects a Debt
Deacon's Troubles, The
Did Mother Get Her Wish?
Fatal Chocolate, The
Flirting Husband, The
Grocery Clerk's Romance, The
He Must Have a Wife
Hoffmeyer's Legacy
Mabel's Adventures
Mabel's Lovers
Midnight Elopement, A
Mr. Fix-It
Pat's Day Off
Pedro's Dilemma
Riley and Schultz
Rivals, The
Stern Papa
Stolen Glory
The New Neighbor
Tragedy of the Dress Suit
Water Nymph, The
1911 Abe Gets Even with Father
Dutch Gold Mine
Inventor's Secret, The
Lucky Horseshoe, The
Mix-up in Raincoats, A
Taking His Medicine
Too Many Burglars


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