John Qualen Overview:

Actor, John Qualen, was born Johan Mandt Kvalen on Dec 8, 1899 in Vancouver, Canada. Qualen died at the age of 87 on Sep 12, 1987 in Torrance, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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John Qualen Quotes:

Sven Johnson: Oh, you boys can sleep as late as you like in the morning... so long as you get up for breakfast. Five o'clock.


Olaf Johnson: A man with the brain of a bank president!


Olaf Johnson: The man that collects the money always comes.


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John Qualen Facts
In 1930, although working in New York, his home base was at 328 Sidney Street West, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Though some reference works list his birth name as Oleson or Olson, in actuality Qualen's grandfather changed the family name from Olson to Kvalen long before Qualen's birth. Qualen's father subsequently changed the name from Kvalen to Qualen, after Qualen's birth. Originally pronounced identically to the previous spelling ("Kvah-len"), John Qualen himself changed the pronunciation to "Kway-len."

He is often erroneously credited with the bit role of the bull owner in the Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy film The Devil's Brother (1933). However, it is clearly not him nor is it his voice.

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