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Also Known As: John R. Hamilton Died: October 15, 1958
Born: January 16, 1887 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Cast ...


John Hamilton was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Hamilton's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the drama "The Mountain Eagle" (1926) with Bernhard Goetzke, "The Masked Menace" (1927) and "Legion of Terror" (1936). He also appeared in "Love Letters of a Star" (1936), "A Man Betrayed" (1937) and "Fifty Roads to Town" (1937). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the forties, appearing in "The Fatal Hour" (1940) with Boris Karloff, "Tear Gas Squad" (1940) and "Tugboat Annie Sails Again" (1940). He also appeared in "I Killed That Man" (1941). Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in "Northwest Trail" (1945), the crime flick "The Great Flamarion" (1945) with Erich von Stroheim and "Strange Illusion" (1945) with Sally Eilers. He also appeared in "The Naughty Nineties" (1945) with Bud Abbott and the western "The Phantom Rider" (1946) with Robert Kent. Hamilton last acted in the Brian Keith crime feature "Chicago Confidential" (1957). Hamilton passed away in October 1958 at the age of 71.


Tony Scott ( 2006-05-08 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

Born: January 16, 1887 Shippensburg, PA
Died: October 15, 1958 Glendale, CA
Hamilton played on the New York stage for twenty five years before going to Hollywood in 1936 at the request of Warner Bros. He became typecast throughout his career as prison wardens, senators, generals and judges. During his career he made over three hundred film and television appearances, best known in television's "Superman," he also played in several "Superman" movies. Hamilton died from a heart condition.

bergy7 ( 2007-12-12 )

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Further to the info on John Hamilton 's role on the popular Superman TV Series, he played the part of the crusty editor, Perry White of "The Daily Planet" Newspaper, and made the following line famous forever:"Great Caesar's Ghost"!

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