Thurston Hall Biography

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Movies, especially comedies, have always needed big, blustery, booming authoritarian types for the lead to play off of (or against), and one of the best was Thurston Hall, most famous for his role of Mr. Schuyler in the "Topper" (1953) series of the early 1950s. Hall was a tall, distinguished, imposing-looking man, which fit perfectly with the variety of military officers, wealthy businessmen, bankers and upper-crust types he played so well. The Boston-born Hall was attracted to a theatrical career as a youth, and toured New England with a theater troupe and eventually journeyed to Britain, where he spent several years on the stage. He formed his own theater company and successfully toured South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. By the time he entered films he was an established and successful stage actor, in both the U.S. and Europe. He started out in silent films, but his rich baritone voice enabled him to easily transition into talkies. He appeared in more than 200 films, his final one being Affair in Reno (1957), although he had kept busy in television, with appearances on many different series in addition to his co-starring role on "Topper". He died of a heart attack in 1958.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Great Gildersleeve 1942 Comedy
The Farmer's Daughter Wilbur Johnson 1947 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Oh Doctor! "Doc" Erasmus Thurston 1917
The Black Room 1935 Crime, Horror
Theodora Goes Wild 1936 Biography
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse 1938 0
City for Conquest 1940 0, 0
The Great McGinty 1940 Comedy
Sherlock Holmes in Washington 1943 Crime, Thriller, Mystery
This Land Is Mine 1943 Drama
In Society 1944 Comedy
The Great Moment 1944 Comedy, Drama
Bring on the girls 1945 Musical
Without Reservations 1946 Comedy, Romance
Mourning Becomes Electra Dr. Blake 1947 Drama
Bright Leaf 1950
Carson City 1953 Romance
The Invisible Woman 2013 0, Biography
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013 0, 0, 0