William Gillette

William Gillette bio

Birth Name: William Hooker Gillette

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: Connecticut

Date Of Birth: July 24, 1853

Date Of Death: April 29, 1937

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

William Gillette was born on the 24th of July, 1853. He was popular for being a Movie Actor. 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.

William Gillette was born in Connecticut. 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.

William Gillette was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William Gillette was born in 1850s.

William Hooker Gillette is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


William’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


William Gillette’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on William Gillette’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, William Gillette kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

William Gillette was born in the Year of the Ox.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: William Hooker Gillette
NICKNAME: William Hooker Gillette, William Gillette
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: William Gillette was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: William Gillette was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: William Gillette had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

William Gillette’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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