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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)
Hatton and Esther Ralston in the drama film Fashions for Women (1927)
Hatton in The Thundering Herd (1925)
Hatton in The Thundering Herd (1925)
Hatton in Enemies of Children (1923)
Hatton in Enemies of Children (1923)

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

Early years

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]

Career

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]

Death

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

Selected filmography

Film

Television

Lobby card

"Beery and Hatton" lobby card
"Beery and Hatton" lobby card

References

  1. ^ a b "Raymond Hatton, Actor, Dead". The New York Times. October 23, 1971. p. 36. Archived from the original on May 18, 2021. 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.