Raymond Hackett

Raymond Hackett (July 15, 1902 – July 7, 1958) was a stage and screen actor. He had been a child actor on the Broadway stage and was the brother of Albert Hackett. He was born in New York City the son of Maurice Hackett and Florence Hackett (née Hart). His mother was later a silent screen actress. Hackett's first wife was Myra Hampton, the marriage was dissolved. His second wife was the actress Blanche Sweet.[1]

Raymond Hackett
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Hackett as a juvenile performer, 1909, in the Broadway play The Awakening of Helena Richie.
Born(1902-07-15)July 15, 1902
DiedJuly 7, 1958(1958-07-07) (aged 55)
Resting placeChapel Of The Pines Crematory
Other namesMaster Raymond Hackett
Years active1912-1931 (film)
Spouse(s)Myra Hampton (1927–1935; divorce)
Blanche Sweet (1935–1958; his death)

As a child he first appeared on stage in New York in 1907 in The Toymaker of Nuremberg; Nov. 25, 1907 Garrick Theatre. In Sept. 1909 he appeared with Margaret Anglin in the play The Awakening of Helena Richie. In early silent films was called Master Raymond Hackett and appeared with his brother Albert in several shorts and one 1921 feature film The Country Flapper co-starring Dorothy Gish and Glenn Hunter. Had a major adult Broadway success in The Cradle Snatchers 1925 with Mary Boland and Humphrey Bogart. Hackett was popular in early sound films but his movie career ceased about 1931.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1914 The Shadow of Tragedy Robert Sterling Short
1915 The Ringtailed Rhinoceros Billie Loring / The Prince
1918 The Cruise of the Make-Believes Daniel Meggison
1919 Ginger Tim Mooney
1922 The Country Flapper Shipp Jumpp
1927 The Love of Sunya Kenneth Ashling
1928 Faithless Lover Harry Ayres
1929 The Trial of Mary Dugan Jimmy Dugan
1929 Madame X Raymond Floriot
1929 The Girl in the Show Mal Thorne
1929 Footlights and Fools Jimmy Willet
1930 Not So Dumb Bill
1930 Numbered Men 31857
1930 Let Us Be Gay Bruce Keene
1930 Our Blushing Brides David Jardine
1930 On Your Back Harvey
1930 The Sea Wolf Allen Rand
1930 The Cat Creeps Paul
1931 Seed Junior Carter (final film role)


  1. ^ Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912-1976 based on original annual publications by John Parker; 1976 edition compiled by Gale Research
  2. ^ Raymond Hackett at IBDb.com

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