Saturday, September 5, 2020

Bobby Harron -- September 5, 2020


Photoplay, October, 1920.

Photoplay, November, 1920.

On 01-September-1920, Bobby Harron checked into the Hotel Seymour in New York. The next morning, he called the desk and said he had been shot. When the manager came to his room, Harron explained that a loaded pistol had fallen out of his luggage while he was unpacking. The gun fell to the floor and fired, hitting him in the chest. He refused an ambulance, asking for a doctor. A doctor was not available, so he allowed an ambulance to take him to the hospital. He died on 05-September-1920. While he was in the hospital, rumors started that he had shot himself on purpose because of losing roles and perhaps because Dorothy Gish had spurned him. We will never know, but I think it was an accident. 

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