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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died in Glendale, California, USA  (complications from prostate cancer)
Birth NameDavid Delmar Watson

Mini Bio (1)

Delmar Watson was born on July 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as David Delmar Watson. He is known for his work on Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Heidi (1937) and Clipped Wings (1937). He was married to Antoinette. He died on October 26, 2008 in Glendale, California.

Spouse (1)

Antoinette (2002 - 27 October 2008) ( his death)

Trivia (11)

Named after director Del Lord, a close friend of his father, who was a special effects photographer.
Son of J.C. Watson.
One of the Watson clan of child actors - the others are Coy Watson, Gloria Watson, Vivian Watson, Louise Watson, Harry Watson, Billy Watson, Garry Watson and Bobs Watson.
Former child actor turned news photographer.
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Founded the Watson Family Photographic Archive that oversees the family's trove of photos.
His movie career started six months after he was born.
He had five brothers and three sisters; most of whom were also in show business. He once said "The studio's all knew we had kids of all sizes when they wanted a kid; they'd come over and grab one of us. Pretty soon we were all working steady". As a family their credits added up to more than a thousand films.
He was in more that 75 films by the time he was age 7.
He and three of his brothers were U.S. Coast Guard cameraman during World War II. The four eventually went on to form a news photography business; that exists to this day as large archive. His grandfather James Watson shot pictures of Buffalo Bill riding up Broadway in 1904. An uncle George Watson was the first full time news photographer hired by the Los Angeles Times in 1917.
Watson was survived by his wife and four of his siblings; Coy Watson Jr 95, Louise Roberts 88, Billy Watson 84, and Garry Watson 80.

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