Russell Hopton

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Russell Hopton
Russell Hopton, False Pretenses (1935).jpg
Hopton, circa 1935
Born Harry Russell Hopton
(1900-02-18)February 18, 1900
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died April 7, 1945(1945-04-07) (aged 45)
North Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1926-1945

Harry Russell Hopton (February 18, 1900 – April 7, 1945)[1] was an American film actor and director.

Biography[edit]

Hopton was born in New York, New York. He appeared in 110 films between 1926 and 1945, often playing streetwise characters from the city. He directed the films Song of the Trail (1936)[2] and Black Gold (1936).[3] He died of an overdose of sleeping pills in North Hollywood, California.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ellenberger, Allan R. (2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 166. ISBN 9780786409839. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ Pitts, Michael R. (2005). Poverty Row Studios, 1929-1940: An Illustrated History of 55 Independent Film Companies, with a Filmography for Each. McFarland. p. 31. ISBN 9781476610368. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ Reid, John Howard (2006). Great Hollywood Westerns: Classic Pictures, Must-See Movies & "B" Films. Lulu.com. p. 11. ISBN 9781430309680. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Harry Hopton Dead". The Film Daily. April 10, 1945. p. 7. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 

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