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Warren Hymer
Warren Hymer in Meet the Boyfriend.jpg
Hymer in Meet the Boyfriend (1938)
Edgar Warren Hymer

(1906-02-25)February 25, 1906
New York City, U.S.
DiedMarch 25, 1948(1948-03-25) (aged 42)
Resting placeChapel of the Pines Crematory
Years active1929–1946

Edgar Warren Hymer (February 25, 1906 – March 25, 1948) was an American theatre and film actor.

Early life

He was born in New York City. His father, John Bard Hymer (1875/1876 – 1953) was a playwright (with nine Broadway plays to his credit, according to the Internet Broadway Database[1]), vaudeville writer and actor,[2] while his mother, Eleanor Kent, was an actress.[3]


He appeared in 129 films between 1929 and 1946, as well as the 1928 Broadway play The Grey Fox.[4] Despite his typical screen persona as an unsophisticated tough guy with a Brooklyn accent, he actually attended Yale University.[2][5]

In the late 1930s, Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn had him removed from the studio after he showed up for work drunk. Hymer responded by breaking into Cohn's office and urinating on his desk.[3] Cohn then blackballed him in the film industry, making it hard for him to find work.[3]


He died in Los Angeles, California, reportedly of a "stomach ailment" at age 42 in 1948.[3] His remains are interred at Chapel of the Pines Crematory.[6]



  1. ^ John B. Hymer at the Internet Broadway Database
  2. ^ a b "The History of the Colony House Inn at Lakewood".
  3. ^ a b c d Gordon, Dr. Roger L. (January 23, 2018). Supporting Actors in Motion Pictures. Dorrance Publishing. p. 24. ISBN 9781480944992. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  4. ^ Warren Hymer at the Internet Broadway Database
  5. ^ "Warren Hymer Dies". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australian Associated Press. March 28, 1948.
  6. ^ Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14000 Famous Persons by Scott Wilson
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