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Theodore Newton (actor)

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Theodore Newton
Theodore Newton in Ace of Aces.jpg
Born(1904-08-04)August 4, 1904
Lawrenceville, New Jersey, U.S.
Died(1963-02-28)February 28, 1963 (aged 58)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
OccupationFilm actor
stage actor
Years active1927-1963
Spouse(s)Drina Hill (1936 - ?)
Emily Lawrence (1949 - ?)

Theodore Newton (August 4, 1904 - February 28, 1963) was an American movie and stage actor. He was sometimes billed as Ted Newton.

Early years

Newton was born in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.[citation needed] His parents were Mr. and Mrs. C. Bertram Newton.[1]

He failed out of Princeton University after 2+12 years and worked as a bank clerk in Philadelphia. In the evenings, he began acting with the Hedgerow Theatre.[2]


Newton's Broadway credits included (billed as "Ted Newton") The Royal Family (1950), The Lady from the Sea (1950), The Big Knife (1949), Apology (1943), My Sister Eileen (1940), Suzanna and the Elders (1940), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1939), Wise Tomorrow (1937), Dead End (1935), Vermont (1928) and Elmer the Great (1928).[3]

In 1933, Newton made his first film appearance, and he eventually acted in almost 30 films.[4]

Personal life

On November 22, 1936, Newton married actress Drina Hill.[5] They divorced, and on May 9, 1949, he married actress Emily Lawrence in Newtown, Pennsylvania.[1]


Newton died of cancer in Hollywood, California at age 58.[6]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ a b "Emily Lawrence wed". The New York Times. May 9, 1949. p. 21. Retrieved February 18, 2021 – via ProQuest.
  2. ^ "Concerning Theodore Newton, Who Will Act a Leading Part in 'Deep Are the Roots'". The Boston Globe. January 20, 1946. p. 5. Retrieved September 29, 2020 – via
  3. ^ "("Ted Newton" search)". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  4. ^ Kear, Lynn; Rossman, John (30 March 2016). The Complete Kay Francis Career Record: All Film, Stage, Radio and Television Appearances. McFarland. p. 254. ISBN 978-1-4766-0287-5. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "Drina Hill's Nuptials". The New York Times. November 23, 1936. p. 24. Retrieved February 18, 2021 – via ProQuest.
  6. ^ "Theodore Newton Is Dead; Stage and Screen Actor". The New York Times. February 26, 1963. p. 6. Retrieved February 18, 2021 – via ProQuest.

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