George Hackathorne

Active - 1918 - 1939  |   Born - Feb 13, 1896 in Pendleton, OR  |   Died - Jun 25, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA  |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Crime, Adventure

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A pleasant-looking, dark-haired young actor from Oregon, George Hackathorne played Sid Sawyer opposite Jack Pickford's Tom in both Tom Sawyer (1917) and Huck and Tom (1918), personally chosen for the role by Jack's powerful sister Mary, who also cast the young ex-vaudevillian as Amarilly's brother in her own Amarilly of Clotheline Alley (1918). Hackathorne later played the title role in the 1922 screen version of Barrie's The Little Minister and was Bartholomew Gruber in Universal's troubled Merry-Go-Round (1925), but most of his subsequent films were minor. Hackathorne did not fare too well after the changeover to sound and was unbilled in his final films, including 1939's Gone With the Wind, in which he played a wounded soldier.

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