John Sutton (actor)
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John Sutton Actor

John Sutton
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Sutton in Captain from Castile (1947)
Eugene Osmond Stephen Congdon[1]

(1908-07-22)22 July 1908
Died10 July 1963(1963-07-10) (aged 54)
Cannes, France
Years active1936-1963
Charlotte Biddle Barrett
(m. 1933; div. 1946)

Roberta Fidler
(m. 1946; div. 1955)

Anita Rodney-Eden
(m. 1957; annul. 1960)

John Sutton (22 October 1908 - 10 July 1963) was a British actor with a prolific career in Hollywood of more than 30 years.[2]

Personal life

Sutton was born in Rawalpindi, India (now Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan). He was the son of Lt. Colonel Arthur Congdon (1861-1924) of the Royal Munster Fusiliers and his wife Ann Bell Sutton Moxley Congdon. Before moving to Hollywood as an actor, he was a tea planter in Assam, India, and, failing that, he farmed for a while in South Africa.[3] Upon being naturalized as a U.S. citizen while serving in the U.S. Navy in 1943, he legally changed his name to John Sutton.[4]

Sutton was married at least three times. In 1933, he married wealthy socialite Charlotte Biddle Barrett.[5] In the 1940 federal census, the household included his wife Charlotte and her daughter from a previous marriage. In October 1946, he divorced his high society wife and married Roberta Fidler, former wife of newspaper columnist and radio commentator Jimmie Fidler;[6][7] this rather stormy second marriage ended in divorce in 1955.[8] He married dancer Anita Rodney-Eden in 1957, but he received an annulment in 1960, when it was shown that she was still legally the ninth wife of oft-married (13 marriages to 11 women) Tommy Manville.[9][10]



  1. ^ World War II Draft Registration Card:
  2. ^ "Answers - The Most Trusted Place for Answering Life's Questions".
  3. ^ "Louella Parsons on Hollywood: John Sutton Is Latest To Win Film Recognition", The San Francisco Examiner, p. 26, Oct. 5, 1941.'John%20Sutton'%20actor&match=1
  4. ^ Petition for Naturalization:
  5. ^ "Actor Says Socialite Wife Watched Him Via Spyglass", Daily News, Los Angeles, Calif., p. 3, Oct. 14, 1946.'John%20Sutton'%20actor&match=1
  6. ^ "First Husband Helps Actor Win Annulment, The Los Angeles Times, p. 2, October 16, 1946.'John%20Sutton'%20Charlotte&match=1
  7. ^ "Ex-Mrs. Fidler wed to Actor, p. 2, The Los Angeles Times, Oct. 23, 1946.'John%20Sutton'%20Fidler&match=1
  8. ^ "Actor John Sutton Divorced For Cruelty". The Blade. United Press International. 16 June 1955. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Actor John Sutton Seeking Annulment". Southeast Missourian. Associated Press. 18 May 1960. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "John Sutton (actor obtains default annulment from former wife of Tommy Manville), 1960". Los Angeles Examiner Photographs Collection, 1920-1961. University of Southern California Libraries. 2 June 1960. Retrieved 2019.

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