Shop by the Stars aisle featuring Robert Hutton (1920-1994) vintage movie cards, still photos, ephemera, and other collectibles.
Born Robert Bruce Winne in Kingston, NY, Hutton got his start in local productions at the Woodstock Playhouse before making his feature film debut in Destination Tokyo (1943) starring Cary Grant at Warner Bros. An interesting Kingston news clipping places him at a Beverly Hills party thrown by Mary Pickford and Charles Rogers in 1941—Hutton accompanied the daughter of guests of honor Lord and Lady Mountbatten, a position that certainly could have helped open doors for him in Hollywood a few years later. Beneficiary of a high draft number, Hutton helped fill the void on Warner's lot during the war years appearing in titles such as Janie (1944) with Joyce Reynolds; Hollywood Canteen (1944) as the Corporal wooing Joan Leslie; and was Rosalind Russell's son in the underrated Roughly Speaking (1945). He was in The Younger Brothers (1949), The Steel Helmet (1951), and The Racket (1951), before drifting into television and lower budget horror and science fiction films like The Colossus of New York (1958) and Invisible Invaders (1959). He appeared in Cinderfella (1960) with Jerry Lewis, made a couple more TV appearances, and then notched his single directorial credit for The Slime People (1963), which also starred him. Hutton spent the next several years in England, where he appeared in a couple of Amicus anthology entries, had a small role in 007-entry You Only Live Twice (1967), and shared time with Joan Crawford on the set of Trog (1970). He returned home in 1972, but a back injury soon sent him into retirement.
Birthday: June 11