Mack Swain came to the movies in 1913 after 22 years on the stage. His first appearances were for Mack Sennett’s Keystone Comedies. He continued with Keystone through World War I. Swain appeared with Charlie Chaplin in several films, including THE GOLD RUSH, probably his best remembered performance. That role made Swain a popular character actor who would work in both comic and dramatic roles until his death in 1935.