Bill Madsen
born: 18 August 1908
Nebraska,
United States of America
died: 15 December 1946
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(burned to death in hotel room, age 38)
American actor who died young (see below article).  He also served as a makeup supervisor in many films made by Hal Roach, including "Of Mice And Men" and "Turnabout".

"San luis Obispo Telegram-Tribune" 16 Dec. 1946:
WILLIAM C. MADSEN, 38, film studio makeup artist, burned to death last night after falling asleep with a lighted cigarette in his fingers.  Firemen found Madsen's body in the smouldering remains of his bed.
Real name: William Clair Madsen Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

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1936
The Pinch Singer
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1936
The Bohemian Girl
[unidentified character]
 

1936
Neighborhood House
Usher on stage

1936
Our Relations
Pirate's Club customer
 

1937
Pick A Star
Cecilia's hair stylist

Acknowledgements:
http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/doc/v2:1463448D97D52251@GBNEWS-150D190B41F15D62@2432171-150CB222B7F47948@0-150E35B883F3BBE8@/?search_terms=madsen%7Cwilliam&s_dlid=DL0115052312370900544&s_ecproduct=SUB-Y-6995-R.IO-30&s_ecprodtype=RENEW-A-R&s_trackval=&s_siteloc=&s_referrer=&s_subterm=Subscription%20until%3A%2007%2F14%2F2015&s_docsbal=%20&s_subexpires=07%2F14%2F2015&s_docstart=&s_docsleft=&s_docsread=&s_username=zadockjarvis@yahoo.com&s_accountid=AC0114061409281428311&s_upgradeable=no 
this is all one link!)

http://www.archive.org/stream/modernscreen2223unse#page/n978/mode/1up/search/madsen
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-29945-31401-49?cc=1804002 (2nd marriage)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMNH-BD2 (WWII enlistment record)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPQK-XWX (CA Death Index)
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64367314 (Find a Grave)
Jim Jarvis (help and information)
Jesse Brisson (help and information)

This page was last updated on: 27 November 2017