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.


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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Wallace Ford Quotes:

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

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.

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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.

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

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

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