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Wallace Ford

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wallace Ford (12 February 1898 – 11 June 1966) was an English movie and television actor who, with his friendly appearance and stocky build later in life, appeared in a number of movie westerns and B-movies. Born Samuel Jones Grundy in Bolton, Lancashire, England, he spent childhood in a Dr. Barnardo's home. At an early age he was adopted by a farmer from Manitoba, Canada where he was ill treated. About age eleven, he ran away and did odd jobs later becoming an usher in a theatre. Following his discharge from the Army after WWI, he became a vaudeville actor in a stock company before performing on Broadway. He started on a film career when Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer gave him part in the film Possessed and went on to appear in over 200 films including 13 directed by John Ford, through the two men were unrelated. He also appeared in a 1964 episode of The Andy Griffith Show as Roger Hanover, Aunt Bee's old flame. He is buried with an unmarked grave in Culver City's Holy Cross Cemetery. Description above from the Wikipedia article Wallace Ford, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 12, 1898 In Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Married in Hollywood 1929-09-22
Latest Project:
Movie Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood 2008-03-03
Known For
Poster of Belle Starr's Daughter
Poster of The Great John L.
Poster of Two in the Dark
Poster of The Wet Parade
Movie Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood Detective Ed Fitzpatrick (archive footage) 2008-03-03
Movie James Stewart's Wonderful Life (archive footage) 1988-11-22
Movie A Patch of Blue Ole Pa 1965-12-10
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Series Peter Loves Mary Unknown 1960-10-12
Movie Tess of the Storm Country Fred Thorson 1960-12-08
Movie Warlock Judge Holloway 1959-05-15
Movie Twilight for the Gods Old Brown 1958-08-04
Movie The Matchmaker Malachi Stack 1958-08-12
Movie The Last Hurrah Charlie Hennessey 1958-12-31
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Series Trackdown Unknown 1957-10-04
Movie The First Texan Henry Delaney 1956-06-29
Movie Johnny Concho Albert Dark 1956-07-01
Movie The Maverick Queen Jamie 1956-05-03
Movie Thunder Over Arizona Stiles 1956-08-04
Movie The Rainmaker Sheriff Howard Thomas 1956-12-13
Movie Stagecoach To Fury Judge Lester Farrell 1956-12-13
Movie The Man From Laramie Charley O'Leary 1955-08-19
Movie The Spoilers Flapjack Simms 1955-09-20
Movie Wichita Arthur Whiteside 1955-07-03
Movie Lucy Gallant Gus Basserman 1955-10-20
Movie A Lawless Street Dr. Amos Wynn 1955-11-15
Movie The Boy from Oklahoma Walter "Wally" Higgins 1954-07-15
Movie She Couldn't Say No Joe Wheelen 1954-02-15
Movie Destry Doc Curtis 1954-12-01
Series Father Knows Best Unknown 1954-10-03
Movie 3 Ring Circus Sam Morley 1954-12-22
Movie The Great Jesse James Raid Elias Hobbs 1953-07-17
Movie The Nebraskan 'Mac' McBride 1953-12-02
Movie Flesh and Fury Jack 'Pop' Richardson 1952-03-27
Movie He Ran All the Way Fred Dobbs 1951-06-20
Movie Painting The Clouds With Sunshine Sam Parks 1951-10-10
Movie Dakota Lil Carter 1950-02-17
Movie The Furies Scotty Hyslip 1950-08-16
Movie The Breaking Point F.R. Duncan 1950-10-06
Movie Harvey E.J. Lofgren - 2d Cabbie 1950-12-04
Movie The Set-Up Gus 1949-03-29
Movie Red Stallion In The Rockies 'Talky' Carson 1949-05-02
Movie T-Men The Schemer 1949-08-17
Movie Shed No Tears Sam Grover 1948-06-09
Movie Man from Texas Jed 1948-03-06
Movie Coroner Creek Andy West 1948-07-01
Movie Embraceable You Police Lt. Ferria 1948-08-21
Movie Belle Starr's Daughter Lafe Bailey 1948-11-13
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Dead Reckoning McGee 1947-01-16
Movie Magic Town Lou Dicketts 1947-10-07
Movie Lover Come Back Tubbs 1946-06-21
Movie The Green Years Jamie Nigg 1946-07-04
Movie A Guy Could Change Bill Conley 1946-01-27
Movie Black Angel Joe 1946-08-02
Movie Rendezvous with Annie Al Morgan 1946-07-22
Movie Crack-Up Lt. Cochrane 1946-09-06
Movie Blood on the Sun Ollie Miller 1945-04-26
Movie Spellbound Hotel masher 1945-11-08
Movie The Great John L. McManus 1945-05-25
Movie Secret Command Miller 1944-07-30
Movie Machine Gun Mama John O'Reilly 1944-08-18
Movie The Ape Man Jeff Carter 1943-03-05
Movie The Cross of Lorraine Pierre 1943-11-12
Movie All Through the Night Spats Hunter 1942-01-10
Movie Inside the Law Billy 1942-05-08
Movie The Mummy's Tomb Babe Hanson 1942-10-23
Movie Scattergood Survives a Murder Wally Collins 1942-10-01
Movie Roar of the Press Wally Williams 1941-04-17
Movie Murder by Invitation Bob White 1941-06-30
Movie Blues in the Night Brad Ames (as Wally Ford) 1941-11-15
Movie Isle Of Destiny Millard Barnes 1940-03-08
Movie Love, Honor and Oh-Baby! Joe Redmond 1940-06-07
Movie Two Girls on Broadway Jed Marlowe 1940-04-19
Movie Give Us Wings Mr. York 1940-12-20
Movie The Mummy's Hand Babe Jenson 1940-09-20
Movie Scatterbrain Sam Maxwell 1940-07-20
Movie Back Door to Heaven Frankie Rogers 1939-04-19
Movie The Marines Come Thru Pvt. 'Singapore' Stebbins 1938-08-04
Movie Swing It, Sailor! Pete Kelly 1938-02-04
Movie Jericho Mike Clancy 1937-01-01
Movie O.H.M.S. Jimmy Tracy 1937-01-01
Movie Exiled to Shanghai Ted Young 1937-12-20
Movie Absolute Quiet Jack 1936-04-24
Movie Two in the Dark Harry Hilyer 1936-01-10
Movie The Rogues' Tavern Jimmy Kelly 1936-06-04
Movie One Frightened Night Joe Luvalle 1935-05-01
Movie The Nut Farm Willie Barton 1935-03-24
Movie The Whole Town's Talking Healy 1935-02-22
Movie The Mysterious Mr. Wong Jason H. 'Jay' Barton 1935-01-25
Movie The Informer Frankie McPhillip 1935-05-09
Movie Get That Man Jack Kirkland / John Prescott 1935-07-10
Movie Mary Burns, Fugitive Harper 1935-11-15
Movie Another Face Joe Haynes, Press Agent 1935-12-20
Movie She Couldn't Take It "Fingers" Boston 1935-10-08
Movie The Lost Patrol Morelli 1934-02-16
Movie A Woman's Man Joe Flynn - Prizefighter 1934-02-06
Movie Men in White Shorty 1934-04-06
Movie I Hate Women Scoop McGuire 1934-05-10
Movie The Man Who Reclaimed His Head 'Curly' 1934-12-24
Movie The Hollywood Gad-About Himself (uncredited) 1934-10-04
Movie Money Means Nothing Kenneth 'Kenny' McKay 1934-06-14
Movie The Big Cage Russ Penny 1933-05-01
Movie Employees' Entrance Martin West 1933-02-11
Movie Headline Shooter Mike 1933-07-28
Movie Night of Terror Tom Hartley 1933-04-23
Movie Three-Cornered Moon Kenneth Rimplegar 1933-08-08
Movie Goodbye Again Arthur Westlake 1933-09-09
Movie East of Fifth Avenue Vic Howard 1933-11-28
Movie My Woman Chick Rollins 1933-10-04
Movie Are You Listening? Larry Barnes 1932-03-21
Movie Freaks Phroso 1932-02-12
Movie The Beast of the City Det. Ed Fitzpatrick 1932-02-13
Movie The Wet Parade Jerry Tyler 1932-03-26
Movie Skyscraper Souls Slim 1932-07-16
Movie Hypnotized Bill Bogard 1932-12-25
Movie Central Park Rick 1932-12-10
Movie Possessed Al Manning 1931-11-21
Movie X Marks the Spot Ted Lloyd 1931-12-13
Movie Married in Hollywood Mitzi's Fan (uncredited) 1929-09-22
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