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Currently, William Gillette is 166 years, 11 months and 19 days old. William Gillette will celebrate 167rd birthday on a Friday 24th of July 2020. Below we countdown to William Gillette upcoming birthday.
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|Born||July 24, 1853 (Connecticut)|
William Gillette’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.
William Gillette was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.
Helped shape the image of the modern detective with his use of a deerstalker hat and curved pipe in his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on stage in more than 1,300 appearances. Eventually, he brought the character to film as well.
He was also a playwright, director, and inventor who had one of his earlier stage roles in Held by the Enemy.
One of his on-screen roles as the famed detective was in a silent film that is lost.
He was married to Helen Nichols from 1882 until 1888, when she died of a ruptured appendix.
He was born in Nook Farm, Connecticut where famed author Mark Twain also resided.