Ed Hinton (actor)

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Ed Hinton
Ed Hinton and Rick Vallin in Aventures of Champion (King of the Rodeo).jpg
Hinton (left) with Rick Vallin in The Adventures of Champion, 1955
Edgar Latimer Hinton[1]

(1919-03-26)March 26, 1919
DiedOctober 12, 1958(1958-10-12) (aged 39)
Occupation(s)Film and television actor
Years active1938–1958
SpouseMarilynn Mau[2]
Children3; including Daryn and Darby[2]

Edgar Latimer Hinton (March 26, 1919[1] – October 12, 1958) was an American film and television actor. He was known for playing Special Agent Henderson in the American drama television series I Led 3 Lives.[3]

Hinton was born in North Carolina.[1] In 1938 he made his first screen appearance in the film Spring Madness, which starred Maureen O'Sullivan and Lew Ayres. He made an appearance to the 1948 film Harpoon. In 1953, he made his television debut in the television series Boston Blackie. In the same year, he played Special Agent Henderson in I Led 3 Lives.[3]

Hinton appeared in numerous films such as Samson and Deliah (1949); I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951); Leadville Gunslinger (1952); The Hitch-Hiker (1953); River of No Return (1954); The Man from Bitter Ridge (1955); Walk the Proud Land (1956); Escape from Red Rock (1957), and Good Day for a Hanging (1959).[4]

Hinton guest-starred in television programs including Wagon Train, Sky King, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Tales of Wells Fargo, Sugarfoot, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Tombstone Territory, Death Valley Days, Tales of the Texas Rangers and Perry Mason.

He died in October 1958 in a plane crash at Santa Catalina Island in Los Angeles County, California, at the age of 39.[5] His pilot, Vincent Pardew and a fellow passenger, Marcella Crum, died along with Hinton.[5] After his death, his son Darby starred in the action and adventure television series Daniel Boone.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Aaker, Everett (2006). Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters: All Regular Cast Members in American Crime and Mystery Series, 1948-1959. McFarland. p. 273. ISBN 9780786424764 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c Aaker, Everett (May 16, 2017). Television Western Players, 1960-1975: A Biographical Dictionary. McFarland. p. 210. ISBN 9781476628561 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (June 24, 2009). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Random House Publishing Group. p. 651. ISBN 9780307483201 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Robert Parish, James; Starke, Don; Pitts, Michael (1977). The All-Americans. Arlington Books. p. 308. ISBN 9780870003639 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ a b "Ed Hinton, Actor, Dies in Crash Of Light Plane". The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, Utah. October 14, 1958. p. 7. Retrieved July 16, 2022 – via Newspapers.com. closed access

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