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Jon Hall

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Jon Hall (February 23, 1915 – December 13, 1979) was an American film actor. Born Charles Felix Locher in Fresno, California and raised in Tahiti by his father, the Swiss-born actor Felix Locher, he was a nephew of James Norman Hall, one of the authors of Mutiny on the Bounty. Hall began acting in films in 1935 in minor roles, one of which was Charlie Chan in Shanghai in 1935. He achieved success in 1937 when cast opposite another relative newcomer, Dorothy Lamour in The Hurricane, which was written by James Norman Hall.

He maintained his popularity until the end of the 1940s usually playing leads in adventure films. In 1940, he portrayed Kit Carson in a biographical film of the frontiersman's life. He is notable for having made six popular Technicolor adventure films with Maria Montez: Arabian Nights (1942), White Savage (1943), Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944), Cobra Woman (1944), Gypsy Wildcat (1944) and Sudan (1945). They typify the type of escapist entertainment which was extremely popular during World War II.

Jon Hall is perhaps best remembered by later audiences as the star of the television series Ramar of the Jungle, which ran from 1952-1954. Cult horror movie fans know him best as the director and star of the 1965 film The Beach Girls and the Monster.

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  • Born: Charles Felix Locher February 23, 1915, Fresno, California
  • Died: December 13, 1979 (Aged 64)
  • Occupation: Film and Television Actor

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