Noel Drayton

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Noel Drayton
Born(1913-10-07)October 7, 1913
DiedDecember 7, 1981(1981-12-07) (aged 68)
Years active1950-1969; 1975

Noel Drayton (October 7, 1913 – December 7, 1981) was an actor who remains perhaps best known for playing supporting roles in Hollywood films like Elephant Walk, The Court Jester, Plymouth Adventure and Botany Bay during the 1950s. He also appeared as a guest actor on television shows like You Are There, Perry Mason and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. He is also known for the role of Mr. Hardcastle in nine episodes of the popular television show Family Affair.

There is little information provided about Drayton's life. Born in South Africa, he made his film debut with a notable supporting role in Jean Negulesco's Hollywood movie Under My Skin (1950). He remained very active as an actor during the 1950s, but his roles got smaller during the 1960s. He retired in 1969 and returned only for one movie into acting business: Gone with the West (1975), which was his final movie. He died on December 7, 1981 in Sedona, Arizona.

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