The Watson family, known as "the first family of Hollywood", were made famous in the early days of Hollywood as a family of child actors. Family members included Coy Watson Jr., Bobs, Delmar, Harry, Garry Watson, Billy Watson, Vivian, Gloria, and Louise Watson, all of whom acted in motion pictures.
The family was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6674 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, California on 22 April 1999.
When Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios, which was just about 600 feet from the Watson home, needed child actors for film making, their father Coy Watson Sr. would provide the kids. The Watson children worked with some of the big stars in those days, including James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Fred Astaire, Shirley Temple, Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda.
The Watson brothers also worked as press, newsreel and television photographers during their adult careers.
The family lived by the Echo Park area of Los Angeles. The kids went to nearby Belmont High School and were very active in school activities, including photography and school plays.
J.C. (James Caughey) Watson (1890-1968) married Golda Gladdis Wimer in 1910.,
Coy Watson, Jr. (1912-2009),
Vivian Watson (1915-1994),
Gloria Watson (1917-1997),
Louise ( (1919-11-22) November 22, 1919 (age 93)) - Debuted at the age of 8 in Taxi 13. Her last performance was in 1997.,
Harry Watson (1921-2001),
Billy Watson ( (1925-12-25) December 25, 1925 (age 87)),
Delmar Watson (1926-2008),
Garry Watson ( (1928-09-27) September 27, 1928 (age 85)),
Bobs Watson (1930-1999),
The nine children of James Caughey Watson and Golda Watson played in over 1000 films.
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