Biography - A Short Wiki
Helped shape the image of the modern detective with his use of a deerstalker hat and curved pipe in his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on stage in more than 1,300 appearances. Eventually, he brought the character to film as well.
He was also a playwright, director, and inventor who had one of his earlier stage roles in Held by the Enemy.
One of his on-screen roles as the famed detective was in a silent film that is lost.
How did William Gillette die?
Gillette died on April 29, 1937, aged 83, in Hartford, due to a pulmonary hemorrhage.
|Cause of death||Pulmonary hemorrhage|
|Age of death||83 years|
|Birthday||July 24, 1853|
|Death date||April 29, 1937|
|Place of death||Hartford, Connecticut, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|