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Billy Chapin, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER actor, dies aged 72

Billy Chapin, the child actor who appeared opposite Robert Mitchum in Charles Laughton’s 1955 masterpiece The Night of the Hunter, has died aged 72.

In the film, Chapin played John Harper, one of the children hunted by Mitchum’s Reverend Powell. The actress who played his younger sister Pearl, Sally Jane Bruce, is 68 years old.

Chapin’s sister Lauren confirmed his death on Facebook.

This entry was posted in: Movies


Lucien writes on film, television and politics at and co-hosts the podcasts Above All Else and The 99%.

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