Hale Hamilton (1883–1942)

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Hale Hamilton was born on February 28, 1883 in Fort Madison, Iowa, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Girl from Missouri (1934), The Great Lover (1931) and The Great Gatsby (1926). He was married to Grace La Rue, Myrtle Tannehill and Minnie Dorothy Pepper (aka Jane Oaker). He died on May 19, 1942 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Girl from Missouri Charlie Turner
The Great Lover Stapleton
The Great Gatsby Tom Buchanan
The Drums of Jeopardy Martin Kent


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 1940 Edison, the Man
Broker (uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo
Maffeo Polo (uncredited)
 1935 3 Kids and a Queen
 1935 I Live My Life
Uncle Carl
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Mr. Wallace (uncredited)
 1935 Calm Yourself
Mr. M.B. Kent
 1935 The Nitwits
Winfield Lake
 1935 Let 'em Have It
Ex-Senator Reilly
 1935 Hold 'Em Yale
Mr. Wilmot
 1935 After Office Hours
Henry King Patterson
 1935 The Woman in Red
Wyatt Furness
 1935 Grand Old Girl
 1934 The Marines Are Coming
Colonel Gilroy
 1934 When Strangers Meet
Captain Manning
 1934 Big Hearted Herbert
Mr. Havens
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
Charlie Turner
 1934 Dr. Monica
Dr. Brent
 1934 Private Scandal
Jim Orrington (uncredited)
 1934 Good Time Henry (Short)
Hale Hamilton
 1934 City Park
Herbert Ransome
 1934 The Quitter
Maj. Stephen Winthrop
 1933 Twin Husbands
Col. Gordon Lewis
 1933 Sitting Pretty
Vinton (uncredited)
 1933 Curtain at Eight
Major Manning
 1933 The Wolf Dog
Norman Bryan
 1933 One Man's Journey
Dr. Tillinghast
 1933 Strange People
J.E.Burton - the Attorney
 1933 Black Beauty
Harlan Bledsoe
 1933 Parole Girl
Anthony 'Tony' Grattan
 1933 Reform Girl
Santor Putnam
 1933 Employees' Entrance
 1932 Manhattan Tower
David Witman
 1932 Call Her Savage
Cyrus Randall (uncredited)
 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Rev. Robert Allen
 1932 Three on a Match
Defense Attorney
 1932 The Most Dangerous Game
Bill - Owner of Yacht (uncredited)
 1932 Those We Love
 1932 Life Begins
Dr. Cramm
 1932 Two Against the World
Mr. Gordon Mitchell
 1932 A Successful Calamity
John Belde -\sWilton's Business Associate
 1932 Love Affair
Bruce Hardy
 1932 A Fool's Advice
George Diamond
 1931 The Cuban Love Song
 1931/I The Champ
Tony Carleton
 1931 Murder at Midnight
Phillip Montrose
 1931 Rebound
Lyman Patterson
 1931 Oh! Oh! Cleopatra (Short)
 1931 The Great Lover
 1931 Never the Twain Shall Meet
Mark Mellenger
 1931 Strangers May Kiss
 1931 A Tailor Made Man
Mr. Stanlaw
 1931 The Drums of Jeopardy
Martin Kent
 1931 Dance, Fools, Dance
Mr. Selby
 1931 Beau Ideal
Maj. LeBaudy
 1930 Paid
District Attorney Demarest
 1930 Common Clay
Judge Samuel Filson
 1930 Good Intentions
Franklin Graham
 1929 Listen, Lady (Short)
Leading Male Role
 1928 Walls Tell Tales (Short)
 1927 The Telephone Girl
 1926 Summer Bachelors
Beverly Greenway
 1926 Tin Gods
Dr. McCoy
 1926 The Great Gatsby
Tom Buchanan
 1926 The Greater Glory
Leon Krum
 1925 The Manicure Girl
James Morgan
 1923 His Children's Children
Rufus Kayne
 1919 The Four-Flusher
Lon Withers
 1919 In His Brother's Place
Nelson Drake / J. Barrington Drake
 1919 Full of Pep
Jimmy Baxter
 1919 After His Own Heart
Thomas Wentworth Duncan
 1919 That's Good
Marcellus Starr
 1919 Johnny-on-the-Spot
Johnny Rutledge
 1918 Five Thousand an Hour
Johnny Gamble
 1918 Opportunity
Anthony Fry
 1918 The Winning of Beatrice
Robert Howard
 1915 Her Painted Hero (Short)
A Matinee Idol
 1915 Saved by Wireless (Short)
Wireless Operator (uncredited)
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Broadway play: "The Easterner. Melodrama". Directed by George Broadhurst. Garrick Theatre: 16 performances. Cast included Hale Hamilton. See more »

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