Glenn Hunter (actor)

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Glenn Hunter
Glenn Hunter 1922.jpg
In 1922
Born Glenn Hunter
September 26, 1894
Highland Mills, New York
Died December 30, 1945 (aged 51)
Bronx, New York
Occupation Actor
Years active 1915–1945

Glenn Hunter (September 26, 1894 – December 30, 1945) was a stage and silent film actor who gained popularity in the 1920s on the Broadway stage.


His parents were Isiah T. Hunter and Sarah Glenn.[citation needed] Hunter began on Broadway appearing in plays from 1915. He first film was 1921's The Case of Becky, playing opposite Constance Binney, based on a 1912 stage play starring Frances Starr. In 1922, he was seen in Paramount's The Country Flapper with Dorothy Gish and the Hackett Brothers, Raymond and Albert.

In 1923, Hunter co-starred with Mary Astor in the costume film Puritan Passions. He had originated the role of Merton in the Broadway play Merton of the Movies (1922). In 1924, he made a silent film of the play released by Paramount Pictures. The film is now considered a sought after lost film.[1]

Hunter died of cancer in New York.[2][3][4]

Hunter was married to May Eagan.[5]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Merton of the Movies at SilentEra
  2. ^ Great Stars of the American Stage by Daniel Blum c.1952 Profile #79
  3. ^ Glenn Hunter at
  4. ^ Glenn Hunter;
  5. ^ Who Was Who in the Theatre:1912–1976 vol.2 D–H p. 1242 ; originally published annually by John Parker; this 1976 edition by Gale Research Company

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