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Raymond Hatton
Hatton in Screenland, 1922
DiedOctober 21, 1971(1971-10-21) (aged 84)
Years active1909–1967
Frances Hatton
(m. 1909; died 1971)
Hatton and Esther Ralston in Fashions for Women (1927)
Hatton and Esther Ralston in Fashions for Women (1927)

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

Early years

Hatton was born in 1887[citation needed] 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]


Hatton was part of a vaudeville act that went to Hollywood in 1911.[2]

Hatton enjoyed a successful silent film career, including a stint of being paired in 1920s comedies with Wallace Beery.[2] However, during the sound era his career soon skidded and he usually played smaller supporting roles, including the tobacco-chewing, rip snorting Rusty Joslin in The Three Mesquiteers Western B picture series.

He also appeared in the TV series Adventures of Superman.

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


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

Selected filmography



Lobby card

"Beery and Hatton" comedy
"Beery and Hatton" comedy


  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
  3. ^ "Raymond Hatton". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved April 22, 2020.