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Brandon Hurst

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Cause of death  arteriosclerosis
Role  Film actor
Name  Brandon Hurst
Height  6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Years active  1915–1947

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Born  30 August 1866 (1866-08-30) London, England, UK
Died  July 15, 1947, Hollywood, California, United States
Movies  Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Man Who Laughs, The Thief of Bagdad, The Hunchback of Notre, White Zombie
Similar People  John S Robertson, Paul Leni, Wallace Worsley, David Butler, Victor Hugo Halperin

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Brandon Hurst (August 30, 1866 – July 15, 1947) was an English stage and film actor.


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Early life

Hurst studied philology in his youth and began performing in theater in the 1880s.


He worked in Broadway shows from 1900 until his entry into motion pictures. His most notable stage appearance was Two Women in 1910, costarring Mrs. Leslie Carter and Robert Warwick.

He was nearly fifty before his film debut in 1915. This was in the film Via Wireless as the character Edward Pinckney. He appeared in 129 other films before his death in 1947. He became well known in the 1920s for many distinguished roles portraying the antagonist. Some of these films such as the taunting Sir George Carew in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), the evil Jehan Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), the cuckold Alexei Karenin opposite Greta Garbo in Love (1927) which was based on Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and the jester Balkiphedro in The Man Who Laughs (1928) are regarded as some of the best films of the time.

His roles in talkies during the 1920s and 1930s were often small. One of his more important roles was the sinister Merlin the Magician in Fox's A Connecticut Yankee (1931). Hurst worked as an actor until his death, his last film was Two Guys from Texas (1948).


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