The Great God Kerrigan

100 years ago the most famous and popular man in the silent films was George "Jack" Warren Kerrigan ( born July 25. 1879 died June 9, 1947 ) so said the magazines Motion Picture and Photoplay, as Motion Picture magazine had said the previous year when it first took a survey to find out who was the most popular actor of the silver screen.  This was a title that he would hold until the United States in 1917 entered the war raging in Europe. Kerrigan was the very first true movie star, he set the stage for everyone who came afterwards.