Olaf Hytten

born: 03 March 1888
died: 11 March 1955
10201 W. Pico Boulevard (20th Century Fox Film Studios),
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(coronary athersclerosis, age 67)

Heavyset, balding Scottish-born actor. He entered WWI in 1914 (UK) as a Lieutenant and rose to the rank of Captain. In the horrendous Gallipoli Campaign he was wounded by shrapnel in the right ankle and a bullet in the right knee. He received 2 British Army Medals. In 1926 he married a second time. His wife was 19 and he was 39. They had a son but were divorced before the 1950 Census. He was still acting in the theater, motion pictures, and TV.
He died at 2:33pm from a heart attack at 20th Century Fox's film studio. His body was cremated four days later through Funeral Director Gates, Kingsley & Gates at the Chapel of the Pacific. His remains are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Los Angeles, California (plot: Mausoleum Wall J, Crypt 1XC (unmarked community crypt, in the top row, just above Beatrice Vandersluis Phelps).
Real name: Alfred Olaf Hytten
Height: 5'10"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Bonnie Scotland
Scottish recruiting sergeant

Captain Caution
Stannage's officer aide

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https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/4979093:1262 (1914-1920 British Army WWI Medal Rolls)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8F4-GK9 (1926 Sep LA: 2nd marriage: he 39: she 19)
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/113843330:6224 (1930 Census LA: Theatre actor: wife & son)
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/13498576:1002 (1942 Apr LA: ht.5'10": WWII Draft Card)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6JFB-H836 (1950 Census LA: divorced: actor stage, movies & TV)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QP7B-VJDB (1955 Mar 11 LA: Death Certificate)
Jim Jarvis (bio notes and research)
Frank Reighter (information)
Bill Cappello (death information)

This page was last updated on: 09 October 2023