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Actor, Robert Harron, was born Robert Emmett Harron on Apr 12, 1893 in New York City, NY. Harron died at the age of 27 on Sep 5, 1920 in Manhattan, NY .



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Tragic Griffith Stars: Clarine Seymour and

By FlickChick on Jul 16, 2015 From A Person in the Dark

Clarine Seymour and in "True Heart Susie" In 1919, both Bobby Harron and Clarine Seymour were the pets of director D.W. Griffith. Other than super-pet Lillian Gish, no one in the Griffith stock company seemed to have held a more secure place than Bobby. While not in the Lillian categ... Read full article

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Harron's tragic death remains a mystery. Officially classified an accident, those who follow that theory believe that Harron, who was in New York on September 2, 1920, for the premiere of D.W. Griffith's Way Down East (1920), which was scheduled for the next day, purchased a revolver from a man who needed money, put it in his dinner jacket pocket and forgot about it. Later he took the dinner jacket from a trunk, the gun fell to the floor and discharged, striking him in the left lung. Those who maintain that Bobby's death was a suicide claim that Bobby was extremely despondent when Griffith bypassed him for the lead role in "Way Down East" in favor of his new protégé, Richard Barthelmess. At the time Bobby was contemplating leaving the Griffith fold and forming his own production company because of those concerns.

Robert had eight other brothers and sisters. In addition to actor/brother John Harron (1904-1939), they included Charles Peter (1892-1915) who was the eldest and died in a Christmas Eve car accident), Anna Teresa (Tessie) who died during the Spanish influenza epidemic), Madeline, Agnes (who became a nun), Mary, Edna, and Frances Veronica (1907-1909) who died as a child. A few of Robert's other brothers and sisters also appeared in his films as extras. Of all nine children, John was the only one to marry and continue a new generation. He had one daughter, Colleene, who went on to have nine children of her own.

His parents were John Harron Sr. (1867-1930) and Anne Harron (1870-1955). Both outlived their famous son.

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