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February 18, 1900
Russell Hopton was an American film actor. He appeared in 110
films between 1926 and 1945. His most memorable role was in director
King Vidor's "Street Scene" (1931), as a philandering bill
collector who gets murdered by a jealous husband.
Among his other
credits are "Min and Bill" (1930), "Arrowsmith"
(1931), "Law and Order" (1932), "I'm No Angel"
(1933), "Men in White" (1934), "'G' Men" (1935),
"Made For Each Other" (1939), and "Tall in the
Saddle" (1944). Harry Russell Hopton was born in New York City.
Apart from an isolated silent screen appearance, in "Ella
Cinders" (1926), he worked on the stage until 1930, when he settled
Death: April 7, 1945
At age 45, Hopton found himself reduced to uncredited bits in B
films. He committed suicide with an overdose of sleeping pills.
Where are they buried?
- Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, North Hollywood, California
- Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park , Youngstown, Ohio