Hartley’s love of movies brought him to Hollywood to pursue a career as an actor for film and television. He later brought his passion for the industry behind the camera as Chairman of RKO Pictures and producer for film, television and theater.
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WRITINGS:
Hartley’s passion for the written word began as a teenager when, at age 14, he entered and won an essay contest sponsored by Warner Brothers.
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LIFE NOTES:
"My grandmother always told me 'the chicken eats his meal grain by grain,' so I believe it's not a good use of time worrying if I deserve all the things that have happened to me. I don't add them up, I am grateful for all of the experiences and move on...one grain at a time."
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