Monte Hawley

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Born(1901-10-25)October 25, 1901
Chicago, Illinois, United States
DiedNovember 30, 1950(1950-11-30) (aged 49)
New York, New York, United States
CitizenshipUnited States

Monte Hawley (born October 25, 1901) was an actor in the United States. Hawley was an African American, from Chicago, Illinois. He began his entertainment career as one of the original Lafayette Players. He studied under Richard B. Harrison and, after moving to New York City, acted in works on Broadway. He then moved to Hollywood and appeared in movies, including Oscar Michaux's first film production. He was an actor in, and stage manager for, the original traveling production of the play Anna Lucasta. According to the Philadelphia Tribune, Hawley was considered one of the most prominent Black "stage and screen actors".[1]

He was in several theatrical productions on Broadway.[2][3] Getty Images has several advertisements for films noting him as one of the leads.[4]

Hawley died on November 30, 1950 in New York.[1]


  • A Son of Satan (1924)
  • Double Deal (1939), as Jim McCoy
  • Life Goes On, as District Attorney
  • The Duke Is Tops (1938), as George Marshall
  • Four Shall Die (1940), as Dr. Hugh Leonard (credited as Monty Hawley)
  • Gang War (1940)
  • Lucky Ghost (1942), as Masher
  • Mr. Washington Goes to Town (1942), as Stiletto
  • Tall, Tan, and Terrific(1946), as "Handsome" Harry Hansom
  • Miracle in Harlem (1948), as Lieutenant Renard
  • Reform School (film)
  • Mantan Messes Up


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Monte Hawley Well-Known Actor Dies". Philadelphia Tribune. 9 December 1950. p. 3. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  2. "Monte Hawley Theatre Credits, News, Bio and Photos".
  3. "Monte Hawley". Playbill.
  4. "Monte Hawley Photos and Premium High Res Pictures - Getty Images".

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