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Leona Hutton
Born ca. 1892
Died January 4, 1949 (aged 57)
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Years active 1913-1916

Leona Hutton (ca. 1892 - April 1, 1949) was an American silent film actress who had a brief career between the years 1913 and 1916.

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Biography

Hutton's motion picture debut came in The Crimson Stain (1913), a film short directed by Jay Lang. Among her co-stars are William S. Hart, William Russell, Charlie Ray, and Sessue Hayakawa. Hutton performed in forty-seven movies, her final role coming as Beth Taylor, in The Man Who Would Not Die (1916). The film starred Russell and was directed by Russell and Jack Prescott.

During World War I Hutton served overseas with the American and French Red Cross.

Death

Hutton, also known as Mrs. Mary Epstein, committed suicide in 1949, by an overdose of codeine. She died in an iron lung in Maumee Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, eighteen hours after she was discovered by her husband. She had been confined to her home for ten weeks because of a leg fracture. Coroner Paul Hohly returned a suicide verdict.

References

  • Long Beach Independent, Silent Film Star Suicides, April 2, 1949, Page 14.

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