Joe Hazleton

born: 26 March 1853
Wilmington, New York,
United States of America
died: 09 October 1936
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(pneumonia, age 83)

Elderly American actor. As a young boy, Hazleton was a direct witness to the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth on 14 April 1865 at Ford's Theatre, where he was working as a program boy and usher. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery.
His surname is commonly spelled "Hazelton." In a written document where he recounted Lincoln's assassination, he spelled his own surname "Hazleton." One source lists his date of death as October 8, but his death certificate (shown below) clearly states October 9.
Real name: Joseph H. Hazleton
Height: 5'8"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Bumping Into Broadway

His Royal Slyness
Prince of Roquefort's valet

Acknowledgements: 61903/1:1:MCW5-K71 (1860 Census, line 39) 61903/1:1:MH7W-PS9 (1920 Census, line 43) 61903/1:1:XCFG-1LC (1930 Census, line 58) 61903/1:1:QKS9-SYVB (CA Death Index, #58920) bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=796000 1 (Find a Grave) iety124-1936-10#page/n133/mode /1up/search/hazleton (Variety, 14 Oct 1936) joseph-hazelton-at-hollywood- forever/ (Hollywoodland) v=pRrZuTrbZWk#t=4m15s (Hazleton's 1933 account of Lincoln's assassination) (Hazelton's written account) (1921 Motion Picture Studio Directory)
The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia, by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd
Jesse Brisson (research and help)
Jim Jarvis (information and death certificate)

This page was last updated on: 03 September 2018