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Ernest Thurston Hall
Thurston Hall
(May 10, 1882 – February 20, 1958) was an American film, stage and television actor.

Contents

1 Early years 2 Stage 3 Film 4 Television 5 Personal life 6 Partial filmography 7 References 8 External links

Early years[edit] Hall was born in Boston, Massachusetts.[2] Stage[edit] Hall toured with various New England stage companies during his teens, then went onto London, where he formed a small stage troupe. He also toured New Zealand and South Africa."[3] At 22 in 1904, Hall was in the first stage production of Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. His Broadway credits include The Only Girl (1914), Have a Heart (1917), Civilian Clothes (1919), The French Doll (1922), Still
Still
Waters (1926), Buy, Buy, Baby (1926), Mixed Doubles (1927), Behold the Bridegroom (1927), The Common Sin (1928), Sign of the Leopard (1928), Security (1929), Fifty Million Frenchmen (1929), Everything's Jake (1930), Philip Goes Forth (1931), Chrysalis (1932), Thoroughbred (1933), Re-echo (1934), They Shall Not Die (1934), Spring Freshet (1934), All Rights Reserved (1934), and Rain from Heaven (1934).[4] In 1925, Hall took a troupe to Australia to perform the play So This Is London.[5] Film[edit] Hall's film career began with his work in silent films in 1915.[6] He appeared in 250 films between 1915 and 1957 and is remembered for his portrayal, during the later stages of his career, of often pompous or blustering authority figures. Early in his silent career, he supported Theda Bara
Theda Bara
in her vamp-costume dramas. Television[edit] Hall's best-known television role was as Mr. Schuyler, the boss of Cosmo Topper (played by Leo G. Carroll), in the 1950s television series, Topper (1953–1956).[2] Personal life[edit] Hall was married to Quenda Hackett (1897–1984).[citation needed] Partial filmography[edit]

The Mirror (1915, Short) - The Rival Cleopatra (1917) - Antony [[The Price Mark (1917) - Dr. Daniel Melfi Love Letters (1917) - John Harland Flare-Up Sal
Flare-Up Sal
(1918) We Can't Have Everything
We Can't Have Everything
(1918) The Brazen Beauty
The Brazen Beauty
(1918) The Squaw Man (1918) The Exquisite Thief
The Exquisite Thief
(1919) The Unpainted Woman
The Unpainted Woman
(1919) The Iron Trail
The Iron Trail
(1921) Fair Lady (1922) Wildness of Youth
Wildness of Youth
(1922) The Royal Oak (1923) The Great Well (1924) The Black Room (1935) Metropolitan (1935) Love Me Forever
Love Me Forever
(1935) The Public Menace (1935) A Feather in Her Hat
A Feather in Her Hat
(1935) Crime and Punishment (1935) Case of the Missing Man (1935) Too Tough to Kill
Too Tough to Kill
(1935) Guard That Girl
Guard That Girl
(1935) The Lone Wolf Returns (1935) Pride of the Marines (1936) The King Steps Out
The King Steps Out
(1936) Theodora Goes Wild
Theodora Goes Wild
(1936) Killer at Large (1936) Shakedown (1936) Venus Makes Trouble (1937) Murder in Greenwich Village (1937) It Can't Last Forever (1937) Counsel for Crime
Counsel for Crime
(1937) I Promise to Pay (1937) Penitentiary (1938) There's Always a Woman
There's Always a Woman
(1938) The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
(1938) The Affairs of Annabel
The Affairs of Annabel
(1938) Campus Confessions (1938) Going Places (1938) The Main Event (1938) You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
(1939) Each Dawn I Die
Each Dawn I Die
(1939) Million Dollar Legs (1939) Dancing Co-Ed
Dancing Co-Ed
(1939) First Love (1939) Sued for Libel (1939) Mutiny on the Blackhawk (1939) The Great McGinty
The Great McGinty
(1940) Blondie on a Budget (1940) The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940) Kiddie Kure
Kiddie Kure
(1940 Our Gang short) The Invisible Woman (1940) The Great Lie
The Great Lie
(1941) She Knew All the Answers
She Knew All the Answers
(1941) Secrets of the Lone Wolf (1941) Hold That Ghost
Hold That Ghost
(1941) Design for Scandal
Design for Scandal
(1941) Pacific Blackout (1941) Repent at Leisure (1941) The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941) The Great Man's Lady
The Great Man's Lady
(1942) Counter-Espionage
Counter-Espionage
(1942) Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) This Land Is Mine (1943) I Dood It
I Dood It
(1943) Ever Since Venus
Ever Since Venus
(1944) Wilson (1944) - Senator Edward H. 'Big Ed' Jones In Society
In Society
(1944) Brewster's Millions (1945) West of the Pecos (1945) Lady on a Train
Lady on a Train
(1945) (uncredited) The Gay Senorita
The Gay Senorita
(1945) Colonel Effingham's Raid
Colonel Effingham's Raid
(1946) Without Reservations (1946) She Wrote the Book (1946) The Farmer's Daughter (1947) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) Mourning Becomes Electra (1947) The Son of Rusty (1947) It Had to Be You (1947) King of the Gamblers
King of the Gamblers
(1948) Rim of the Canyon
Rim of the Canyon
(1949) Girls' School (1950) - Colonel Selby Matthews Belle of Old Mexico
Belle of Old Mexico
(1950) - Horatio Huntington Federal Agent at Large
Federal Agent at Large
(1950) - 'Big Bill' Dixon Bright Leaf
Bright Leaf
(1950) - Phillips Chain Gang (1950) - John McKelvey One Too Many (1950) - Kenneth Simes The Bandit Queen (1950) - Governor Belle Le Grand
Belle Le Grand
(1951) - Parkington Whirlwind (1951) - Big Jim Lassiter Texas Carnival
Texas Carnival
(1951) - Mr. Gaytes One Big Affair (1952) - Mr. 'G' Night Stage to Galveston (1952) - Colonel James Bellamy Skirts Ahoy!
Skirts Ahoy!
(1952) - Thatcher Kinston Carson City (1952) - Charles Crocker It Grows on Trees
It Grows on Trees
(1952) - John Sleamish--Bank President (uncredited) Woman of the North Country
Woman of the North Country
(1952) - Mayor Spencer (uncredited) The WAC from Walla Walla
The WAC from Walla Walla
(1952) - Col. Mayfield The Band Wagon
The Band Wagon
(1953) - Colonel Tripp (uncredited) Wonder Valley (1953) Affair in Reno
Affair in Reno
(1956) - J.B. Del Monte The Go-Getter (1956) - Mr. Higgins

References[edit]

^ "Actor Thurston Hall
Thurston Hall
Dies in California". Reading Eagle. Associated Press. February 21, 1958. p. 22. Retrieved 29 May 2016.  ^ a b Aylesworth, Thomas G. and Bowman, John S. (1987). The World Almanac Who's Who of Film. World Almanac. ISBN 0-88687-308-8. Pp. 186-187. ^ Katz, Ephraim (1979). The Film Encyclopedia: The Most Comprehensive Encyclopedia of World Cinema in a Single Volume. Perigee Books. ISBN 0-399-50601-2. P. 526. ^ "Thurston Hall". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 30 May 2016.  ^ "Thurston Hall". The Age. Australia, Melbourne. February 9, 1925. p. 12. Retrieved May 29, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  ^ "Thurston Hall, 75, Dies; Veteran Character Actor". Independent. California, Long Beach. Associated Press. February 21, 1958. p. 31. Retrieved May 29, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. 

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 50756881 GND: 1061924

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