Wallace Ford Overview:

Character actor, Wallace Ford, was born Samuel Jones Grundy on Feb 12, 1898 in Bolton, Lancashire. Ford died at the age of 68 on Jun 11, 1966 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Los Angeles County, CA.

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By shadowsandsatin on Feb 12, 2016 From Shadows and Satin

?s life was stranger than fiction. He was raised in an orphanage and a series of foster homes. He lived the life of a hobo as a teenager and adopted his stage name from a fellow tramp. His early training as a performer took place n dance halls and vaudeville troupes. He was 38 years old ... Read full article


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Wallace Ford Quotes:

Charley O'Leary: I liked workin' for you Mr. Lockhart; I sorta hate to leave ya.
Will Lockhart: Well, maybe this won't be the kind of work you like.
Charley O'Leary: If it's got anything to do with who's sellin' repeating rifles to the Apaches, I'd like to help you.


Daisy Stevens, aka Mildred Beaumont: [after a passionate kiss] I never thought I'd have a yen for a copper, or are you gonna try to reform me, huh?
Det. Ed Fitzpatrick: What for?
[They kiss passionately again]


Andy West: [toasting] Here's to an easy saddle and good riding, friend. May your boots never get dusty and your guns never rusty.


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At the time of his death he was survived by his only daughter, Mrs. Patricia Zachery, and two grandchildren.

Friend and drinking buddy of Morton Cooper, author of 'The King' and many other novels.

In 1936 he sought out his widowed natural mother. After a long search, he found her living in an automobile trailer near Manchester, England. She had become the wife of a blind match seller.

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