Job Actor
Years active 1925-1959
Top Roles Ed Shanahan, U.S. Deputy Marshal, Sammy Lee, Harvard Football Coach, Richardson, Bob Hastings
Top GenresDrama, Western, Romance, Action, Comedy, Adventure
Top TopicsBook-Based, Aviation, Detectives
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), (Director),
Shares birthday with Noah Beery, Carl Laemmle, Mack Sennett  see more..

Grant Withers Overview:

Actor, Grant Withers, was born Granville G. Withers on Jan 17, 1904 in Pueblo, CO. Withers died at the age of 55 on Mar 27, 1959 in North Hollywood, CA .


Grant Withers was a thick-set aggressively handsome, American tough-guy actor who gave up a career as a reporter to become the rugged lead of minor action films and romantic dramas in the 1920's and 1930s. After 1935 he was mainly seen taking leading roles in serials, or secondary roles in tough outdoor dramas, (1946, My Darling Clementine; 1948, Wake of the Red Witch; 1952, Springfield Rifle). He was married to actress Loretta Young (second wife,1930-1931, annulled). He committed suicide with sleeping pills in 1959.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Sgt. Maj. Timothy Quincannon: [to the troop] Is there any man here from Texas?
Trooper Daniel 'Sandy' Boone: Yes sir; I'm from Texas. Name's Boone... Daniel Boone.
U.S. Deputy Marshal: Daniel Boone? That sounds familiar, don't it?
[looks through circulars]
U.S. Deputy Marshal: Name's Tyree!

Bill White: [Slapping the more-than-ample derriere of the waitress while her back is turned] How are you, Davenport?
Waitress: You stop callin' me that!Honest to goodness, you're gettin' something fierce!
Bill White: Hog wild, Baby, and no foolin'. Scramble three and a cup of jamocha.
Waitress: [Yelling to the cook offscreen] Scramble three in a hurry - it's Bill White!
[to Bill]
Waitress: Bread or toast or maybe you'd like a bun?
Bill White: [Implying a double entendre] No, had one last night.

[repeated line]
Bill White: [while offering a stick of chewing gum] Have a little chew on me...

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Grant Withers Facts
A noticeable weight gain and failing health (back problems) triggered his suicide in 1959, at the age of 54, dying from an overdose of barbiturates. He left behind a note in which he apologized to all the people he'd purportedly let down during his Hollywood days.

John Wayne was best man at his marriage to Estelita Rodriguez.

Brother-in-law of Polly Ann Young and Sally Blane, half-brother-in-law of Georgiana Young.

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