Art Acord

Art Acord

Art Acord (1890 - 1931) was an American actor who worked in silent films. Although Mexican police officially listed Acord's death as a suicide, many of Acord's friends over the years insisted that he had been murdered by a Mexican politician who had caught Acord having an affair with his wife. Acord started in the film business in 1909 as a stuntman in Westerns. He had worked with William F. Cody's Wild West Show in 1911 and later worked with the Dick Stanley Wild West Show in 1919. Acord held the World's Championship Steer Bulldogging title in 1912. In 1916, he won again, defeating challenger Hoot Gibson. 20 of his films have been discovered in private collections and archives.Most of his films are lost.Born to Mormon parents in Glenwood, Utah. Enlisted in the United States Army in World War I and served overseas. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre for bravery. At war's end, he returned to films. Was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. He rode two horses named "Raven" and "Buddy".

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