Hale Hamilton

Hale Rice Hamilton (February 28, 1880 – May 19, 1942)[1] was an American actor, writer and producer.

Hale Hamilton
Johnny on the Spot 1919.jpg
Hamilton and Louise Lovely
in Johnny-on-the-Spot (1919)
Hale Rice Hamilton

(1880-02-28)February 28, 1880
DiedMay 19, 1942(1942-05-19) (aged 62)
Years active1901–1940
Spouse(s)Jane Oaker (m.1901–div.1912)
Myrtle Tannehill (m.1912–div.1920)
Grace La Rue (m.1920)


Hamilton was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1880. (His birth year is sometimes listed as either 1879 or 1883.)

Hamilton's Broadway debut was in Don Caesar's Return (1901).[2]

He was married to three actresses, Jane Oaker, Myrtle Tannehill, and Grace La Rue. Tannehill sued Hamilton, accusing him of being lured away from her by La Rue.[3]

He died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1942 in Hollywood, California.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912-1976; page 1062 compiled from editions originally published annually by John Parker; 1976 edition by Gale Research Company
  2. ^ "Hale Hamilton". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on September 30, 2020. Retrieved September 30, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Silent Film Necrology 2nd edition p. 223 c.2001 by Eugene M. Vazzana

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