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Wheeler Dryden (1892–1957)

Wheeler Dryden was born as George Dryden Wheeler, Jr. on August 31, 1892, taking the name Wheeler Dryden when he began to work in music halls in a vaudeville act with his father, George Dryden Wheeler, Sr. who worked under the name Leo Dryden. Wheeler's mother was Hannah Chaplin who was also the mother of Wheeler's two half-brothers, Sydney Hill ... See full bio »

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The Great Dictator Heinrich Schtick - Translator
Skirts Director
Limelight Thereza's Doctor
False Women Richard Lane


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 1952 Limelight
Thereza's Doctor
 1947 Monsieur Verdoux
Salesman (uncredited)
 1940 The Great Dictator
Heinrich Schtick - Translator (voice)
 1922 Mud and Sand (Short)
 1922 Penrod (uncredited)
 1921 False Women
Richard Lane
 1920 The Crucifix of Destiny (Short)
Leading Man
 1919 Tom's Little Star (Short)
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 1952 Limelight (assistant: Mr. Chaplin)
 1947 Monsieur Verdoux (associate director)
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 1928 Skirts
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 1928 Skirts (adaptation)
 1940 The Great Dictator (assistant director)

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Father of Spencer Dryden, drummer for the Jefferson Airplane and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Half Brother of Sir Charles Chaplin and Syd Chaplin. See more »

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