Raymond Hackett

Raymond Hackett (July 15, 1902 – July 7, 1958) was a stage and screen actor. He had been a child actor on the Broadway stage and was the brother of Albert Hackett. He was born in New York City the son of Maurice Hackett and Florence Hackett (née Hart). His mother was later a silent screen actress. Hackett's first wife was Myra Hampton, the marriage was dissolved. His second wife was the actress Blanche Sweet.[1]

Raymond Hackett
Hackett as a juvenile performer, 1909, in the Broadway play The Awakening of Helena Richie.
Born(1902-07-15)July 15, 1902
DiedJuly 7, 1958(1958-07-07) (aged 55)
Resting placeChapel Of The Pines Crematory
Other namesMaster Raymond Hackett
Years active1912-1931 (film)
Spouse(s)Myra Hampton (1927–1935; divorce)
Blanche Sweet (1935–1958; his death)

As a child he first appeared on stage in New York in 1907 in The Toymaker of Nuremberg; Nov. 25, 1907 Garrick Theatre. In Sept. 1909 he appeared with Margaret Anglin in the play The Awakening of Helena Richie. In early silent films was called Master Raymond Hackett and appeared with his brother Albert in several shorts and one 1921 feature film The Country Flapper co-starring Dorothy Gish and Glenn Hunter. Had a major adult Broadway success in The Cradle Snatchers 1925 with Mary Boland and Humphrey Bogart. Hackett was popular in early sound films but his movie career ceased about 1934.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1914The Shadow of TragedyRobert SterlingShort
1915The Ringtailed RhinocerosBillie Loring / The Prince
1918The Cruise of the Make-BelievesDaniel Meggison
1919GingerTim Mooney
1922The Country FlapperShipp Jumpp
1927The Love of SunyaKenneth Ashling
1928Faithless LoverHarry Ayres
1929The Trial of Mary DuganJimmy Dugan
1929Madame XRaymond Floriot
1929The Girl in the ShowMal Thorne
1929Footlights and FoolsJimmy Willet
1930Not So DumbBill
1930Numbered Men31857
1930Let Us Be GayBruce Keene
1930Our Blushing BridesDavid Jardine
1930On Your BackHarvey
1930The Sea WolfAllen Rand
1930The Cat CreepsPaul
1931SeedJunior Carter(final film role)


  1. Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912-1976 based on original annual publications by John Parker; 1976 edition compiled by Gale Research
  2. Raymond Hackett at IBDb.com
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