Raymond Hatton

Raymond William Hatton (1883/1884 – October 21, 1971) was an American film actor who appeared in almost 500 motion pictures.

Raymond Hatton
Silent film actor Raymond Hatton (SAYRE 3426).jpg
Hatton in The Affairs of Anatol (1921)
Born1883/1884
DiedOctober 21, 1971(1971-10-21) (aged 84)
OccupationActor
Years active1909–1967
Spouse(s)
Frances Hatton
(m. 1909; died 1971)
Hatton and Esther Ralston in the drama film Fashions for Women (1927)

Early yearsEdit

Hatton was born in Red Oak, Iowa. His physician father steered him toward a career in medicine. However, Hatton had become enamored of being on stage after he acted in a school play, and he left home to go into acting as a career.[1]

CareerEdit

Hatton was part of a vaudeville act that went to Hollywood in 1911.[2] There, he established a successful silent film career, including a stint being paired in 1920s comedies with Wallace Beery.[2] During the sound era, though, his career soon skidded and he usually played smaller supporting roles, including the tobacco-chewing, rowdy character Rusty Joslin in The Three Mesquiteers Western B picture series. By the 1950s, Hatton's acting roles expanded into television, where he appeared in various series, including the Adventures of Superman.

He has a star in the Motion Picture section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1708 Vine Street.[3]

DeathEdit

Hatton was found dead on October 21, 1971, in Palmdale, California, aged 84.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit

FilmEdit

TelevisionEdit

Lobby cardEdit

 
"Beery and Hatton" comedy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Raymond Hatton, Actor, Dead". The New York Times. October 23, 1971. p. 36. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Hatton In Pictures 45 Years". Valley Times. California, North Hollywood. October 15, 1956. p. 11. Retrieved April 24, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Raymond Hatton". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved April 22, 2020.

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