Mahlon Hamilton (Mahlon Hamilton)

Mahlon Hamilton

Actor. He was a romantic leading man of silent films and later a dignified character player in talkies. In his heyday Hamilton appeared opposite such female stars as Olga Petrova, Louise Glaum, and Marion Davies. His most famous role was as the wealthy guardian whom Mary Pickford grows up to marry in the megahit “Daddy Long Legs” (1919).  Among his other films are “The Final Judgement” (1915),  “The Hidden Hand” (1917),  “In Old Kentucky” (1919),  “The Deadlier Sex” (1920),  “Peg o’ My Heart” (1923),  “Playthings of Desire” (1924),  “Her Indiscretion” (1927),  “Anna Karenina” (1935),  “San Francisco” (1936),  “Madame X” (1937),  and “State of the Union” (1948).  Hamilton was born in Baltimore,  Maryland,  and was a popular actor on Broadway before coming to Hollywood in 1914.  He returned to the theatre during the World War II years,  then finished his career in films.  Hamilton died at the Motion Picture Country Home,  five days after his 80th birthday.     (bio by: Bobb Edwards)

Born

  • June, 15, 1880
  • USA

Died

  • June, 06, 1960
  • USA

Cemetery

  • Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park
  • California
  • USA

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