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

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

Hopton was born Harry Russell Hopton in New York, New York. He died of an overdose of sleeping pills in North Hollywood, California.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ellenberger, Allan R. (2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 166. ISBN 9780786409839. Retrieved 27 February 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 27 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Reid, John Howard (2006). Great Hollywood Westerns: Classic Pictures, Must-See Movies & "B" Films. Lulu.com. p. 11. ISBN 9781430309680. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Harry Hopton Dead". The Film Daily. April 10, 1945. p. 7. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 

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