Mahlon Hamilton

Mahlon Preston Hamilton, Jr. (June 15, 1880 – June 20, 1960), was an American stage and screen actor. He was the son of a bartender born in Baltimore, Maryland,[1][2] the eldest of four children, with the rest of the siblings being girls. Census records indicate his mother died sometime around 1899.[3]

Mahlon Hamilton
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Hamilton, c. 1910
Born(1880-06-15)June 15, 1880
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
DiedJune 20, 1960(1960-06-20) (aged 80)
OccupationActor
Years active1908–1950
Spouse(s)Aleta Farnum (1918–1925)

Hamilton served with the Maryland National Guard [4] and attended the Maryland Agricultural College (today the University of Maryland, College Park) [5] before turning to acting.

From 1908 through 1914, Hamilton appeared in such plays as The Great Question,[6] Israel,[7] When Claudia Smiles,[8] The Chaperon,[9] and Overnight.[10] He began his film career during the silent era, appearing in at least 92 films between 1914 and 1950.

Personal life and deathEdit

Hamilton married Aleta Farnum in 1918; the marriage ended in divorce in 1925.[citation needed]

He died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California from cancer[11][12] and was interred at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.[13]

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ US Passport Application (Mahlon Preston Hamilton - born June 15, 1880)- October 19, 1923
  2. ^ Passenger Manifest SS Paris February 3, 1924
  3. ^ 1900 US Census (Mahlon Hamilton Jr.)
  4. ^ Fifth Regiment, Infantry, Maryland National Guard U.S. Volunteer, 1867-1899, Baltimore, Maryland, Press A. Hoen & Co., 1899. MSA SC 5390-1-1
  5. ^ Motion Picture Studio Directory 1919
  6. ^ The Great Question IBDb.com
  7. ^ Israel at the Internet Broadway Database
  8. ^ When Claudia Smiles IBDb.com
  9. ^ The Chaperon IBDb.com
  10. ^ Motion Picture Studio Directory 1919
  11. ^ Silent Film Necrology - Eugene Michael Vazzana - 2001 pg. 224
  12. ^ California Death Index
  13. ^ Mahlon Hamilton Find a Grave.com

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