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THURSTON HALL BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Thurston Hall was born on May 10th, 1882 in Boston, Massachusetts with the birth name Ernest Thurston Hall.  He is most well known for his role portraying, Mr. Schuyler in the television series, "Topper" (1953) starring Leo G. Carroll, Lee Patrick, Anne Jeffreys and Robert Sterling

Hall first developed an interest in acting as a youngster and later when he was old enough, he joined a New England theater troupe and traveled performing on stage.  He alter made the trip to Britain and gained quite a bit of experience as a stage actor there.
 
Hall then created his own theater traveling company and performed in such places as South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.  Now with quite a bit of experience on his resume and quite well known in the acting arena, he ventured into working in films both in Europe as well as in the United States.
 
Some of his early roles were appearances on such silent films as, "The Earl's Adventure" (1915) with Ethel Clayton and Herbert Fortier, "The Deception" (1915) with Winifred Greenwood and Edward Coxen, "Think Mothers" (1915) also starring Charles Brandt, Mary Charleson and Bartley McCullum, "The Price Mark" (1917) starring with Dorothy Dalton, William Conklin and Adele Farrington and "Love Letters" (1917) co-starring Dorothy Dalton, William Conklin and Dorcas Matthews.

Making the transition from silent films to sound was no issue for Hall.  He would continue to work in the industry alternating between film and television roles adding over 200 credits to his resume. 

Some of his more well known film roles included, " Trapped by Television " (1936) starring Lyle Talbot, Mary Astor, Joyce Compton and Nat Pendleton, "The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse" (1938) starring Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor, Humphrey Bogart, John Litel, Ward Bond, Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom, Gale Page, Henry O'Neill, Allen Jenkins and Donald Crisp, "No Time to Marry" (1938) with Richard Arlen, Mary Astor and Lionel Stander, "Going Places" (1938) starring Dick Powell, Anita Louise, Ronald Reagan, Harold Huber, Walter Catlett, Ward Bond, Louis Armstrong, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Dorothy Dandridge, Joyce Compton, Robert Warwick and Allen Jenkins, "Flight From Destiny" (1941) starring Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell and Jeffrey Lynn, "Tuxedo Junction" (1941) also starring The Weaver Brothers, Leon Weaver, June Weaver and Frank Weaver, Frankie Darro, Sally Payne, Clayton Moore, William Benedict and Lorna Gray, "One Dangerous Night" (1943) with Warren William, Marguerite Chapman and Eric Blore, "Here Comes Elmer" (1943) starring Al Pearce, Dale Evans, Frank Albertson and Gloria Stuart, "West of the Pecos" (1945) starring Robert Mitchum, Barbara Hale, Richard Martin, Rita Corday, Bill Williams, Harry Woods and Russell Hopton, "Without Reservations" (1946) a comedy starring Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore, Dona Drake, Charles Arnt, Frank Puglia, Louella Parsons, Jack Benny and Cary Grant, "Dangerous Business" (1946) with Forrest Tucker, Lynn Merrick, Gerald Mohr, Frank Sully, Cora Witherspoon and Shemp Howard, "Federal Agent at Large" (1950) starring Dorothy Patrick, Robert Rockwell, Frank Puglia, Roy Barcroft, Estelita Rodriguez, Denver Pyle and Kent Taylor, "Night Stage to Galveston" (1952) starring Gene Autry, Pat Buttram, Robert Livingston and Clayton Moore, and his final film role, "Affair in Reno" (1957) starring John Lund, Doris Singleton and John Archer

Along with film work he has also appeared on the television series, " My Little Margie ", "It's a Great Life", "The Lone Ranger", "Lassie", "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin", "Dangerous Assignment", "Racket Squad", "The Abbott and Costello Show", "Circus Boy", "Hopalong Cassidy", "The Loretta Young Show", "Dick Tracy" and his final television appearance was on, "Maverick" in 1958.

Thurston Hall married only once to Quenda Hackett and never had any children.  He passed away from a sudden heart attack on February 20th, 1958 in Beverly Hills, California.  His remains are interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.  
 

Filmography

1958         Maverick 
1957         Circus Boy 
1957         Tales of the Texas Rangers 
1957         The Loretta Young Show 
1957         Affair in Reno
1957         The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 
1956-1957     The Adventures of Hiram Holliday 
1956         TV Reader's Digest
1956         It's a Great Life 
1956         The Go-Getter
1953-1955     Topper
1955         The Lone Ranger 
1954         Lassie 
1954         Born in Freedom: The Story of Colonel Drake
1953         Wonder Valley
1953         Four Star Playhouse 
1953         My Little Margie  
1952-1953     Hopalong Cassidy 
1953         The Band Wagon
1953         The Abbott and Costello Show 
1952         The WAC from Walla Walla
1952         Woman of the North Country
1952         It Grows on Trees
1952         Racket Squad 
1952         Carson City
1952         Skirts Ahoy!
1952         Night Stage to Galveston
1952         One Big Affair
1952         Dangerous Assignment 
1951         Texas Carnival
1951         Whirlwind
1951         The Bigelow Theatre
1951         Belle Le Grand
1950         One Too Many
1950         The Bandit Queen
1950         Dick Tracy
1950         Chain Gang
1950         Bright Leaf
1950         The Silver Theatre
1950         Federal Agent at Large
1950         Belle of Old Mexico
1950         Girls' School
1949         Tell It to the Judge
1949         Bride for Sale
1949         Square Dance Jubilee
1949         The Fountainhead
1949         Rim of the Canyon
1949         Stagecoach Kid
1949         Manhattan Angel
1949         Rusty Saves a Life
1948         Blondie's Secret
1948         Miraculous Journey
1948         Up in Central Park
1948         King of the Gamblers
1948         Three Daring Daughters
1947         It Had to Be You
1947         Mourning Becomes Electra
1947         The Unfinished Dance
1947         Black Gold
1947         The Son of Rust
1947         The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
1947         Swing the Western Way
1947         Welcome Stranger
1947         The Farmer's Daughter
1946         Three Little Girls in Blue
1946         Dangerous Business
1946         She Wrote the Book
1946         One More Tomorrow
1946         Without Reservations
1946         Two Sisters from Boston
1946         Colonel Effingham's Raid
1945         Saratoga Trunk
1945         Song of the Prairie
1945         West of the Pecos
1945         The Gay Senorita
1945         Lady on a Train
1945         The Blonde from Brooklyn
1945         Don Juan Quilligan
1945         Thrill of a Romance
1945         Brewster's Millions
1945         Bring on the Girls
1944         Something for the Boys
1944         Ever Since Venus
1944         The Great Moment
1944         In Society
1944         Song of Nevada
1944         Wilson
1944         Goodnight, Sweetheart
1944         The Adventures of Mark Twain
1944         Follow the Boys
1944         Cover Girl
1943         Here Comes Elmer
1943         I Dood It
1943         Footlight Glamour
1943         Hoosier Holiday
1943         This Land Is Mine
1943         Crash Dive
1943         Sherlock Holmes in Washington
1943         He Hired the Boss
1943         The Youngest Profession
1943         The Hard Way
1943         One Dangerous Night
1942         The Great Gildersleeve
1942         Counter-Espionage
1942         Call of the Canyon
1942         Her Cardboard Lover
1942         We Were Dancing
1942         Twin Beds
1942         Hello, Annapolis
1942         The Great Man's Lady
1942         Shepherd of the Ozarks
1942         Rings on Her Finger
1942         The Night Before the Divorce
1942         Sleepytime Gal
1941         Pacific Blackout
1941         Design for Scandal
1941         Remember the Day
1941         Tuxedo Junction
1941         Secrets of the Lone Wolf
1941         Swing It Soldier
1941         Unexpected Uncle
1941         Nine Lives Are Not Enough
1941         Hold That Ghost
1941         Accent on Love
1941         In the Navy
1941         She Knew All the Answers
1941         Washington Melodrama
1941         The Great Lie
1941         Repent at Leisure
1941         The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance
1941         Flight from Destiny
1941         Life with Henry
1941         Four Mothers
1941         Where Did You Get That Girl?
1940         The Invisible Woman
1940         The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date
1940         Kiddie Kure 
1940         Friendly Neighbors
1940         City for Conquest
1940         The Golden Fleecing
1940         The Great McGinty
1940         Millionaires in Prison
1940         The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady
1940         Alias the Deacon
1940         In Old Missouri
1940         Rancho Grande
1940         Virginia City
1940         Blondie on a Budget
1940         The Blue Bird
1939         Money to Burn
1939         Our Neighbors - The Carters
1939         First Love
1939         Jeepers Creepers
1939         Sued for Libel
1939         Dancing Co-Ed
1939         The Day the Bookies Wept
1939         Hawaiian Nights
1939         The Star Maker
1939         Mutiny on the Blackhawk
1939         Each Dawn I Die
1939         Million Dollar Legs
1939         Ex-Champ
1939         Dodge City
1939         Three Smart Girls Grow Up
1939         You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
1938         Going Places
1938         Out West with the Hardys
1938         Spring Madness
1938         Hard to Get
1938         Campus Confessions
1938         The Affairs of Annabel
1938         The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
1938         Fast Company
1938         Squadron of Honor
1938         The Main Event
1938         Professor Beware
1938         Extortion
1938         Women Are Like That
1938         There's Always a Woman
1938         Women in Prison
1938         Penitentiary
1938         No Time to Marry
1938         Little Miss Roughneck
1937         All-American Sweetheart
1937         Paid to Dance
1937         Murder in Greenwich Village
1937         Counsel for Crime
1937         It Can't Last Forever
1937         Venus Makes Trouble
1937         I Promise to Pay
1937         Oh, Doctor
1937         We Have Our Moments
1937         Parole Racket
1937         Women of Glamour
1937         Don't Tell the Wife
1936         Lady from Nowhere
1936         Theodora Goes Wild
1936         Killer at Large
1936         The Man Who Lived Twice
1936         Two-Fisted Gentleman
1936         Shakedown
1936         Trapped by Television
1936         The Three Wise Guys
1936         The King Steps Out
1936         Roaming Lady
1936         Devil's Squadron
1936         Pride of the Marines
1936         Don't Gamble with Love
1936         You May Be Next
1935         The Lone Wolf Returns
1935         Too Tough to Kill
1935         Super-Speed
1935         One-Way Ticket
1935         Crime and Punishment
1935         Guard That Girl
1935         A Feather in Her Hat
1935         Case of the Missing Man
1935         Metropolitan
1935         She Couldn't Take It
1935         The Girl Friend
1935         The Public Menace
1935         Atlantic Adventure
1935         After the Dance
1935         The Black Room
1935         Love Me Forever
1935         Hooray for Love
1931         A Burgular to the Rescue 
1930         Absent Minded
1924         The Great Well
1923         The Royal Oak
1922         Wildness of Youth
1922         Fair Lady
1921         The Iron Trail
1921         Idle Hands
1921         Mother Eternal
1920         The Valley of Doubt
1920         Empty Arms
1919         The Spitfire of Seville
1919         The Weaker Vesse
1919         The Unpainted Woman
1919         The Exquisite Thief
1919         Who Will Marry Me?
1918         The Squaw Man
1918         The Brazen Beauty
1918         We Can't Have Everything
1918         The Kaiser's Shadow
1918         The Mating of Marcella
1918         Tyrant Fear
1918         An Alien Enemy
1918         Flare-Up Sal
1918         The Midnight Patrol
1917         Love Letters
1917         The Price Mark
1917         Cleopatra
1915         Sweeter Than Revenge 
1915         Think Mothers
1915         In Spite of Him 
1915         The Mirror 
1915         The Deception
1915         A Day of Havoc
1915         The Earl's Adventure





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