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Henry Hull

Henry Hull

Show Count: 25
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: October 3, 1890
Old Time Radio, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Died: March 8, 1977 , Cornwall, England, UK
An American character actor with a unique voice, best remembered for playing the lead in Universal Pictures's Werewolf of London (1935).
Hull was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of William Madison Hull and Elinor Bond Vaughn. Early in his career, Hull appeared frequently on Broadway; he created the role of Jeeter Lester in the long-running play Tobacco Road (1933), based on the novel by Erskine Caldwell.

Hull appeared in 74 films between 1917 and 1966, often playing supporting characters like the uncle ofTyrone Power's love interest Nancy Kelly in Jesse James (1939). He appeared as Charles Rittenhouse, a wealthy industrialist in Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat (1944). Two other notable roles were as Abel Magwitch in the 1934 version of Great Expectations and in the last film of veteran director Tod Browning,Miracles for Sale (1939). He also appeared in the Werewolf of London in 1935.

In 1955, Hull appeared as a college professor forced to retire at sixty-five in an episode of CBS's sitcom,Meet Mr. McNutley, later renamed The Ray Milland Show. He guest starred on CBS's Appointment with Adventure, John Payne's NBC western series, The Restless Gun, and the syndicated crime drama,U.S. Marshal.

In 1960, Hull appeared on Bonanza, portraying a scout for General John Charles Fremont (who in real life was the grandfather of Hull's wife). In 1961, Hull played an elderly man befriended by a young outlaw, portrayed by James Coburn, in NBC's Outlaws.

On December 13, 1960, Hull guest starred on NBC's Laramie as an embittered rancher, Ben Parkison, who challenges Slim Sherman, played by series star John Smith, to a duel after Parkison's youngest son accidentally kills himself on Sherman ranch land. Ron Harper portrays Parkison's other son, Tom.

Hull also guest starred in the series finale of Laramie, the episode "The Road to Helena" (May 21, 1963). Series character Slim Sherman, while in Cody, Wyoming, is hired by David Franklin, played by Hull, and his barmaid daughter, Ruth, portrayed by Maggie Pierce, to guide the pair to Helena, Montana, so that Franklin can return money that he had previously stolen. John M. Pickard also appears in this episode.

Hull's last film was The Chase (1966) with Marlon Brando and Robert Redford.

Personal life

Hull was married to Juliet Van Wyck Fremont (1886–1971) from 1913 until her death in 1971. She was a granddaughter of Civil War general and explorer John C. Frémont and Jessie Ann Benton, the daughter of Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton. The couple had three children, Henry Jr., Shelley (1919–2005, named after Henry's late brother) and Joan. When his wife died in 1971, Hull went to England to spend his last years with his daughter. He died in Cornwall at his daughter's residence on March 8, 1977.

Source: Wikipedia

Treasury Star ParadeTreasury Star Parade
Show Count: 47
Broadcast History: April 1942 to 1944
Cast: Gale Gordon, Vincent Price, John Garfield, Paula Winslowe, Peter Donald
Director: William A. Bacher
Host: Henry Hull, Paul Douglas
Broadcast: 27th February 1940
Starring: Henry Hull
Added: Feb 26 2013
Broadcast: 24th September 1948
Starring: Henry Hull
Added: Sep 24 2005
Broadcast: 6th February 1949
Starring: Henry Hull
Added: Jan 30 2007
Broadcast: 2nd July 1949
Starring: Henry Hull
Added: Jul 02 2007
Broadcast: 10th April 1949
Added: Jul 15 2008
Broadcast: 13th July 1949
Added: Aug 06 2006
Broadcast: 12th January 1943
Starring: Henry Hull
Added: Jul 26 2005