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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British-born Hollywood actor who played good-hearted, affable types, tough heroes, Irishmen, and gangsters with a soft streak. He hit the headlines in the mid-1930s when seeking (and finding) his long-lost parents in England. His acting improved in stocky character roles, after a few leads in the 1930s, and he remained in films and TV until his death from a heart ailment.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).

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?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:

Doc Curtis: Ever seen any spots before your eyes?
Tom Destry: Only when I play poker.
Doc Curtis: They're the worst kind.


[first lines]
Will Lockhart: Whoa! Whoa! Whoa. We'll camp here for the night.
Charley O'Leary: We can go a coupla more miles 'fore sundown.
Will Lockhart: We'll camp here!
Charley O'Leary: You're the boss.


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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Wallace Ford Facts
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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