Warner Leroy Baxter (March 29, 1889 – May 7, 1951) (The book Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory gives his date of birth as March 29, 1891: American Classic Screen Profiles gives the date as March 29, 1892.) was an American actor, known for his role as The Cisco Kid in In Old Arizona (1929), for which he won the second Academy Award for Best Actor in the 1928–1929 Academy Awards. He frequently played womanizing, charismatic Latin bandit types in westerns, and played The Cisco Kid or a similar character throughout the 1930s, but had a range of other roles throughout his career. Warner Baxter started his movie career in silent film. Baxter's most notable silent films are The Great Gatsby (1926) and The Awful Truth (1925). When talkies came out, Baxter became even more famous. Baxter's most notable talkies are In Old Arizona (1929), 42nd Street (1932), Slave Ship (1937), Kidnapped (1938), and the 1931 20 minute all-star ensemble short film, The Stolen Jools. In the 1940s he was well known for his recurring role as Dr. Robert Ordway in the Crime Doctor series of 10 films. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Born:||Mar 29, 1889 in Columbus, OH, United States|
|Died:||May 07, 1951|