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Walter Long

05 March 1879 - 04 July 1952

Walter Long was an American character actor in films from the 1910s. He was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. While his on-screen persona was crude and thuggish, in his private life he was well-dressed, intelligent, and personable, the complete antithesis of the characters he portrayed. He appeared in many D.W. Griffith films, notably The Birth of a Nation (1915), where he appeared as Gus, a Negro, in blackface make-up, and Intolerance (1916).

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