Mahlon Hamilton

Mahlon Preston Hamilton Jr. (June 15, 1880 June 20, 1960) was an American stage and screen actor. He was the son of a bartender born in Baltimore, Maryland,[1][2] the eldest of three daughters and a son raised by his parents. Census records indicate his mother died sometime around 1899[3] Hamilton served with the Maryland National Guard [4] and attended the Maryland Agricultural College (today the University of Maryland, College Park) [5] before turning to acting.

Mahlon Hamilton
Hamilton, c. 1910
Born(1880-06-15)June 15, 1880
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
DiedJune 20, 1960(1960-06-20) (aged 80)
Years active1914–1950
Spouse(s)Aleta Farnum (1918–1925)

Over the latter part of the first decade or so of the new century Hamilton appeared in such plays as The Great Question,[6] Israel,[7] When Claudia Smiles,[8] The Chaperon,[9] and Overnight.[10] Hamilton began his film career during the silent era appearing in at least 92 films between 1914 and 1950. Mahlon Preston Hamilton died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California from cancer[11][12] and was interred at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.[13]

Selected filmography


  1. US Passport Application (Mahlon Preston Hamilton - born June 15, 1880)- October 19, 1923
  2. Passenger Manifest SS Paris February 3, 1924
  3. 1900 US Census (Mahlon Hamilton Jr.)
  4. Fifth Regiment, Infantry, Maryland National Guard U.S. Volunteer, 1867-1899, Baltimore, Maryland, Press A. Hoen & Co., 1899. MSA SC 5390-1-1
  5. Motion Picture Studio Directory 1919
  6. The Great Question
  7. Israel at the Internet Broadway Database
  8. When Claudia Smiles
  9. The Chaperon
  10. Motion Picture Studio Directory 1919
  11. Silent Film Necrology - Eugene Michael Vazzana - 2001 pg. 224
  12. California Death Index
  13. Mahlon Hamilton Find a
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