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Jay Eaton

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Jay Eaton
Born(1899-03-17)March 17, 1899
Union, New Jersey, United States
DiedFebruary 5, 1970(1970-02-05) (aged 70)
Hollywood, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1920–52

Jay Eaton (March 17, 1899 – February 5, 1970) was an American character actor whose career spanned both the silent and sound film eras.

Biography

Born on March 17, 1899 in Union, New Jersey, Eaton entered the film industry with a featured role in the 1920 silent film Her First Elopement.[1] Over the next 32 years, according to some sources, he would appear in almost 200 films, usually in smaller uncredited roles, or as a background extra.[2]

During the course of his career, he would appear in many notable films, including: Stage Mother (1933), Morning Glory (1933), A Night at the Opera (1935), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Cover Girl (1944), Rhapsody in Blue (1945), Brewster's Millions (1945), The Big Sleep (1946), The Blue Dahlia (1946), The Kid from Brooklyn (1946), The Fuller Brush Man (1948), The Fountainhead (1949), and Young Man with a Horn (1950).[3][2] His final appearance would be in William Wyler's 1952 film, Carrie, which stars Laurence Olivier and Jennifer Jones.

Eaton died on February 5, 1970, at the age of 70, and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[4]

Partial filmography

References

  1. ^ "Her First Elopement: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Jay Eaton". imdb.com. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  3. ^ "Jay Eaton". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  4. ^ "Jay Eaton". Find a Grave. Retrieved April 30, 2015.


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