William Bakewell
Signed Photo

William Bakewell (1908 - 1993) Mr. Bakewell played the mounted soldier who told Scarlett to leave Atlanta because the "Yankees were coming." This is a photo of William which he has signed "My best to one William (Stanhope) from another - William Bakewell 9/12/87."

Born on May 2, 1908, known as Billy Bakewell, William achieved his greatest fame as one of the premiere juvenile performers of the late 1920s and early 1930s. He was educated at Los Angeles Harvard Military School, and began his film career as an extra in the movie Fighting Blood in 1924. William went on to appear in some 170 films and TV shows including; All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Dance, Fools, Dance (1931), and Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929). In 1933, he contributed to the founding of the Screen Actors Guild and was member 44 of the original 50.

Bakewell became familiar in dozens of films, from Gone with the Wind (1939), to the popular Disney series Davy Crockett, which he appeared in from 1954 to 1955. During World War II, he was a Second Lieutenant and served in the U.S. Army stationed at the 73rd Evacuation Hospital and at the The Radio Section of the Special Service Division as the Post Intelligence Officer. In Hollywood, he served on the board of Motion Picture and Television Fund for fourty years. In 1991, he wrote a book, "Hollywood Be Thy Name" in which he related his experiences as an actor.
William died on April 15, 1993 from Leukemia in Los Angeles.

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