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Neil Hamilton Overview:

Actor, Neil Hamilton, was born James Neil Hamilton on Sep 9, 1899 in Lynn, MA. Hamilton died at the age of 85 on Sep 24, 1984 in Escondido, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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A Tribute to

By Silentfilmfanatic on Dec 29, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

A Tribute to Born in Lynn, Massachusetts on September 9, 1899, was a sometime player in stock and a model for Arrow shirts in magazine ads. Neil got his first film role in 1918, but received his big break from D.W. Griffith in The White Rose (1923) with Carol Dempster, o... Read full article


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Neil Hamilton Quotes:

Batman: Look at this pair of joking riddles.
Chief O'Hara: [reads] What does a turkey do when he flies upside down?
Robin: He gobbles up!
Chief O'Hara: Of course.
Batman: And, number two...
Commissioner Gordon: [reads] What weighs six ounces, sits in a tree and is very dangerous?
Robin: A sparrow with a machine gun!
Commissioner Gordon: Yes, of course.


[first lines]
Beamish: I wouldn't trust meself in that jungle if it was me, sir.
Harry Holt: Well, I will.


Commissioner Gordon: Great day in the morning!


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Neil Hamilton Facts
Is the only actor to play Commissioner Gordon from the "Batman" franchise who shared the character's first name, James. Like both of his live-action successors (Martin Patterson Hingle [Pat Hingle] and Leonard Gary Oldman [Gary Oldman]), he goes by his middle name.

In Since You Went Away (1944) he appears only in a photograph. All of his scenes were edited out and left on the cutting room floor before final release.

By the mid-1940s, his personal and professional life were at such a low point that he was seriously considering committing suicide. His plan was to jump from the mountains above Santa Monica, but on his walk he met a priest and told him the whole story. The priest encouraged him to make a novena, instead. At the end of the nine days of prayer, he was offered an acting job from Universal Studios and never looked back.

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