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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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On the Occasion of ’s Birth

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:

Will Lockhart: What are you stickin' your neck out for, Charley?
Charley O'Leary: I'm a lonely man, Mr. Lockhart; so are you. I don't suppose we spoke ten words comin' down here, but I feel that I know ya, and I like what I know.


Phroso: Schlitze your a real man,s woman.


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]


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Brother-in-law of Joe Haworth and Ted Haworth.

He and his future wife met when they both acted in a play together in New York. His wife, Martha Haworth, was 19 when she appeared on Broadway in "Abie's Irish Rose" as one of the bridesmaids. Wallace Ford was playing the part of Abie. They married about a year later.

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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