Pell Trenton

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Pell Trenton
Pell Trenton - Apr May 1920 MP.jpg
Trenton in a Motion Picture magazine photo from May 1920
William T. Baker

(1883-08-29)August 29, 1883
DiedMarch 3, 1924(1924-03-03) (aged 40)
Years active1912–1922

Pell Trenton (born William T. Baker; August 29, 1883 – March 3, 1924) was an actor in theater and Hollywood films during the silent film era. He was popular and had leading roles.[1]


Pell Trenton was born August 29, 1883 in New York City. He was in theater from 1910 and began in juvenile roles in film.[2] In 1917 he was in Hamilton. A headshot of Trenton is signed by him and Chamberlain Brown "manager".[3]

His career was cut short when he fell ill in 1921 and died in March 3, 1924 in Los Angeles from a pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 40.


On the left in The Blue Moon
At center in The Greater Profit


  1. ^ "Pell trenton article 2 pages". Issuu.
  2. ^ "Photoplay". Macfadden Publications. March 22, 1920 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Pell Trenton". NYPL Digital Collections.
  4. ^ Dietrick, Janelle (August 21, 2017). Illuminating Moments: The Films of Alice Guy Blaché. BookBaby. ISBN 9781543911015 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Solomon, Aubrey (January 10, 2014). The Fox Film Corporation, 1915-1935: A History and Filmography. McFarland. ISBN 9780786486106 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths, Drop Forgers and Helpers Monthly Journal". The Brotherhood. March 22, 1922 – via Google Books.

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