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Hooper Atchley

Hooper Atchley
Atchley in Hell's House (1932)
Lemuel Hooper Atchley

(1887-04-30)April 30, 1887
DiedNovember 17, 1943(1943-11-17) (aged 56)
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1929-1943
SpouseViolet Yahar

Lemuel Hooper Atchley (April 30, 1887 – November 17, 1943) was an American film actor.

Atchley was the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Atchley.[1] He was a 1908 graduate of the Knoxville, Tennessee, school system.[2]

Atchley's first professional acting occurred with a stock theater company in Fort Wayne, Indiana.[3] He appeared in 214 films between 1929 and 1944 and is known for his appearance as the inconsiderate father in the Our Gang film Birthday Blues (1932).[citation needed] Atchley's Broadway credits included Jarnegan (1928), Across the Street (1924), and Marie Dressler's "All Star Gambol" (1913).[4]


Atchley died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on November 17, 1943, aged 56, in Hollywood.[5]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ "Hooper L. Atchley to begin play rehearsals". Knoxville Sentinel. Tennessee, Knoxville. July 29, 1912. p. 3. Retrieved October 15, 2019 – via
  2. ^ "Signet ring for Hooper L. Atchley". The Journal and Tribune. Tennessee, Knoxville. June 2, 1911. p. 7. Retrieved October 16, 2019 – via
  3. ^ "Hooper Atchley is meeting with success". Knoxville Sentinel. Tennessee, Knoxville. September 13, 1909. p. 8. Retrieved October 16, 2019 – via
  4. ^ "Hooper Atchley". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on October 15, 2019. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  5. ^ "Hooper Atchley". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2012. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
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