Born on 12 January 1884 in Waco, Mary Louise Cecilia "Texas" Guinan played a gun-slinger and rode bareback in silent films, took New York by storm in 1906, and earned a salary of $700,000 as a speakeasy hostess. Here are highlights from a life led at full speed until 5 November 1933. Meet TEXAS GUINAN!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Texas & William B. Davidson

On September 28th he died.

William B. Davidson, a tall, strapping leading man in American silent films, went on to portray men of authority in films such as the Assistant District Attorney who clashed mightily with speakeasy hostess Texas Malone [played by Texas Guinan] in "The Queen of the Night Clubs" [1929].

• • Born on 16 June 1888 in Dobbs Ferry, New York, William B. Davidson died on 28 September 1947 in Santa Monica, California.
• • This busy actor also played in "My Little Chickadee" [1940]; he took the role of the Sheriff of Little Bend in this classic that starred Mae West and W.C. Fields.
• • Queen of the Night Clubs (1929)
• • Directed by Bryan Foy
• • Written by: Addison Burkhard & Murray Roth
• • • Complete credited cast • • •
Texas Guinan .... Texas Malone
John Davidson .... Don Holland
Lila Lee .... Bea Walters
Arthur Housman .... Andy Quinland
Eddie Foy Jr. .... Eddie Parr
Jack Norworth .... Phil Parr
George Raft .... Gigola
Jimmy Phillips .... Nick
William B. Davidson .... Assistant District Attorney (as William Davidson)
John Miljan .... Lawyer Grant
Lee Shumway .... Crandall
Joseph Depew .... Roy
Agnes Franey .... Flapper
Charlotte Merriam .... Girl
James T. Mack .... Judge
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• • Photo: Davidson in 1929 with Texas Guinan • • Davidson [alone] in 1939 • •

Texas Guinan.

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