(No. 5 in a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut Tobacco)
"Born in Kansas City on April 1st, 1889, Wallace Beery is the son of a policeman. He ran away from school to join a circus when he was a small boy and eventually became an elephant trainer. Later he entered comic opera, as he possesses a very fine baritone voice. In 1913 he began his film career with Essanay in Chicago and later played all kinds of villains until he mixed comedy with villany and won stardom. Among his recent talkie successes are Viva Villa and Treasure Island."