Saturday, September 29, 2007

Heavy drinking problem

Because of a heavy drinking problem and his inability to adapt to the advent of talkies, Acord's film career faded, and he ended up performing in road shows and mining in Mexico. Shortly before his death, Acord appears to have attempted to orchestrate his own kidnapping as a publicity stunt.
Art Acord died in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, on January 4, 1931 and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. Official Mexican records called it a suicide, but some 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.
During his life, Art Acord made over 100 film shorts, all but a few of which have been lost.
For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Acord has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1709 Vine Street.
Art Acord films still available:
The Arizona Kid (1928) Fighters of the Saddle (1929) The White Outlaw (1929) See also: Other notable figures in Western films

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