John Merton

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John Merton
Born Myrtland F. LaVarre
(1901-02-18)February 18, 1901
Washington, D.C., United States
Died September 19, 1959(1959-09-19) (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1927–1959
Spouse(s) Esther (divorced)
Children 6

John Merton (born Myrtland F. LaVarre, February 18, 1901 – September 19, 1959) was an American film actor.[1][2] He appeared in more than 250 films between 1927 and 1959, mostly as a villain.

Merton's wife, Esther, sued him for divorce in 1940. They had six children.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Magers, Donna. "John Merton". www.westernclippings.com. Retrieved December 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ "John Merton". New York Times. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Wife Sues Actor". The Salt Lake Telegram. Utah, Salt Lake City. United Press. 23 October 1940. p. 16. Retrieved December 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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