HINTON, Edgar (1919-1958), film actor and one of three killed in a plane crash on Santa Catalina Island on October 12, 1958. He was 39 years old.
Hinton is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA.
In the News~
October 13, 1958 [San Bernardino County Sun]: “Plane crashes into Catalina peak; 3 killed. Avalon — A single engine amphibious aircraft crashed into a mountain last night, killing all three persons on board, including actor Edgar Hinton. Police identified the other victims as Vincent R. Pardew, 27, of Balboa, the pilot, and a part-time model, Marcelle Crumley, 27, Long Beach. The crash was witnessed by Hinton's wife and his three children. The plane, a Republic Seabee, took off from Toyon Bay, about four miles north of this Santa Catalina Island town, and slammed into a mountain. Cause of the crash was not immediately known. Hinton, formerly of Wilmington, Del., played minor roles in such pictures as Walk the Proud Land and Julie.”