Tom Chatterton

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Tom Chatterton
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Chatterton in 1914
Born(1881-02-12)February 12, 1881
DiedAugust 17, 1952(1952-08-17) (aged 71)

Tom Chatterton (February 12, 1881 – August 17, 1952) was an American actor and director.

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Born in Geneva, New York, Chatterton was active in sports as a youth. He gained early acting experience with Ben Horning's stock theater company in Syracuse, New York. [1] He worked with several stock theater companies, and for three years he portrayed the mayor in a touring company of The Man of the Hour. [2] He also was active in vaudeville. [3]

He began his film career in 1913 at the New York Motion Picture Company under director Thomas H. Ince. Although never a major star, Chatterton had several leading roles in early silent films. He appeared in a large number of westerns and was able to adapt to talkies allowing him to have a successful career lasting five decades.

Chatterton was also a film director. [3]

He died in Hollywood in 1952 [3] and was interred in the Glenwood Cemetery in his hometown of Geneva.

Selected filmography

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References

  1. "Tom Chatterton". Feature Movie Magazine. V (2): 45. March 1916.
  2. "Billie Burke stars in Ince Triangle production". The Movie Magazine. November 1915. p. 21. Retrieved June 9, 2022.
  3. 1 2 3 Wollstein, Hans J. "Tom Chatterton". AllMovie. Archived from the original on October 30, 2019. Retrieved June 9, 2022.