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Wallace Ford

Wallace Ford

  • Born on
    • February 12th, 1898
  • Died on
    • June 11th, 1966
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 his 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, Ford 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 a part in the film Possessed (1931) and went on to appear in over 200 films, including 13 directed by John Ford. (The two men were not related.) Wallace Ford is buried in an unmarked grave in Culver City, California's Holy Cross Cemetery.

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Filmography

Acting (46 Credits)

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1965A Patch of Blue as Ole Pa
1959Warlock as Judge Holloway
1958The Matchmaker as Malachi Stack
1958The Last Hurrah as Charlie Hennessey
1956The Rainmaker as Sheriff Howard Thomas
1956The Maverick Queen as Jamie
1955Wichita as Arthur Whiteside
1955A Lawless Street as Dr. Amos Wynn
1955Lucy Gallant as Gus Basserman
1955The Man from Laramie as Charley O'Leary
19543 Ring Circus as Sam Morley
1954Destry as Doc Curtis
1953She Couldn't Say No as Joe Wheelen
1951He Ran All the Way as Fred Dobbs
1950The Breaking Point as F.R. Duncan
1950The Furies as Scotty Hyslip
1950Harvey as E.J. Lofgren - 2d Cabbie
1949The Set-Up as Gus
1948Coroner Creek as Andy West
1947T-Men as The Schemer
1947Magic Town as Lou Dicketts
1947Dead Reckoning as McGee
1946Crack-Up as Lt. Cochrane
1946Black Angel as Joe
1946The Green Years as Jamie Nigg
1945Blood on the Sun as Ollie Miller
1945Spellbound as Hotel masher
1943The Ape Man as Jeff Carter
1943Shadow of a Doubt as Fred Saunders
1943The Cross of Lorraine as Pierre
1942The Mummy's Tomb as Babe Hanson
1942All Through the Night as Spats Hunter
1941Blues in the Night as Brad Ames (as Wally Ford)
1940The Mummy's Hand as Babe Jenson
1935The Informer as Frankie McPhillip
1935The Whole Town's Talking as Healy
1934The Mysterious Mr. Wong as Jason H. 'Jay' Barton
1934The Lost Patrol as Morelli
1934Men in White as Shorty
1933Night of Terror as Tom Hartley
1933Employees' Entrance as Martin West
1933Goodbye Again as Arthur Westlake
1932The Beast of the City as Det. Ed Fitzpatrick
1932Freaks as Phroso
1932Skyscraper Souls as Slim
1931Possessed as Al Manning

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