Glenn Hunter (actor)

Glenn Hunter (September 26, 1894 ā€“ December 30, 1945) was a stage and silent film actor who gained popularity in the 1920s on the Broadway stage.

Glenn Hunter
In 1922
Glenn Hunter

September 26, 1894
DiedDecember 30, 1945 (aged 51)
Years active1915ā€“1945


His parents were Isiah T. Hunter and Sarah Glenn. Hunter began on Broadway appearing in plays from 1915. His first film was 1921's The Case of Becky, playing opposite Constance Binney, based on a 1912 stage play starring Frances Starr. In 1922, he was seen in Paramount's The Country Flapper with Dorothy Gish and the Hackett Brothers, Raymond and Albert.

In 1923, Hunter co-starred with Mary Astor in the costume film Puritan Passions. He had originated the role of Merton in the Broadway play Merton of the Movies (1922). In 1924, he made a silent film of the play released by Paramount Pictures. The film is now considered a sought after lost film.[1]

Hunter died of cancer in New York.[2][3][4]

Hunter was married to May Eagan.[5]

Selected filmography


  1. Merton of the Movies at SilentEra
  2. Great Stars of the American Stage by Daniel Blum c.1952 Profile #79
  3. Glenn Hunter at
  4. Glenn Hunter;
  5. Who Was Who in the Theatre:1912ā€“1976 vol.2 Dā€“H p. 1242; originally published annually by John Parker; this 1976 edition by Gale Research Company
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