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Paul Hurst (actor)

Paul Causey Hurst
Born (1888-10-15)October 15, 1888
Traver, California, U.S.
Died February 27, 1953(1953-02-27) (aged 64)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Director
Years active 1912–1953
Spouse(s) Hedda Nova (1919-?)

Paul Causey Hurst (October 15, 1888 – February 27, 1953) was an American film actor and director.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Death 2
  • Partial filmography 3
    • As actor 3.1
    • As director 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Career

Born in Traver, California, and raised on a ranch, he appeared in hundreds of films during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. However, he got his start painting scenery as part of the backstage crew during the silent movie era. By 1911, he was active in films as an actor, writer and director. He freelanced and worked for many of the movie studios, building a solid reputation for his work both on and off screen.

Hurst is best remembered for two roles: as the Yankee deserter who trespasses at Tara and is shot by Scarlett in Gone with the Wind (1939); and his memorable characterization of the drunken and sadistic vigilante Smith in The Ox Bow Incident (1943). However, he was most proud of his role as a crotchety, old rancher who refuses water to a Quaker family in the movie Angel and the Badman, until John Wayne's character convinces him to share the water. It was after this latter role that Republic Pictures signed him as the comic sidekick in Monte Hale's Western series.

His last film was John Ford's The Sun Shines Bright.

Paul Hurst
Who's Who in the Film World, 1914

Death

Hurst was diagnosed with terminal cancer in late 1952, and committed suicide in February 1953. He is buried in Reedley Cemetery in Reedley, California.

Partial filmography

As actor

As director

References

  • Rothel, David. 1984. Those Great Cowboy Sidekicks. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, New Jersey. ISBN 0-8108-1707-1

External links

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