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|Also Known As:||John R. Hamilton||Died:||October 15, 1958|
|Born:||January 16, 1887||Cause of Death:|
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John Hamilton worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. In his early acting career, Hamilton appeared in such films as the Bernard Goetzke drama "The Mountain Eagle" (1926), "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), "Tear Gas Squad" (1940) and the comedy sequel "Tugboat Annie Sails Again" (1940) with Marjorie Rambeau. He also appeared in "I Killed That Man" (1941). During the latter half of his career, he continued to act in "Northwest Trail" (1945), the Erich von Stroheim crime flick "The Great Flamarion" (1945) and "Strange Illusion" (1945) with Sally Eilers. He also appeared in the comedy "The Naughty Nineties" (1945) with Bud Abbott and the Robert Kent western "The Phantom Rider" (1946). Hamilton last acted in the Brian Keith crime picture "Chicago Confidential" (1957).
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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