Glenn Hunter

Active - 1921 - 1941  |   Born - Sep 26, 1894 in Highland Hills, NY  |   Died - Dec 30, 1945 in New York, NY  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Crime

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The star of the 1922-1924 Broadway hit Merton of the Movies, handsome Glenn Hunter was a natural to take over from the waning Charles Ray as the screen's favorite country bumpkin. Hunter played variations of the role all through the 1920s, most successfully in the 1924 screen version of Merton of the Movies, as the embattled washing-machine salesman in The Little Giant (1926), and as a hick turned chorus boy in The Broadway Boob (1926). Hunter, who also starred in the Broadway play Young Woodley (1925-1927), made his final stage appearance in 1939 in Journey's End.