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Grant Withers

Grant Withers
Withers circa 1930
Personal information
Birth nameGranville G. Withers
Birth dateJanuary 17, 1905
Place of birthPueblo, Colorado, U.S.
Date of deathMarch 27, 1959(age 54)
Death placeNorth Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathSuicide
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Years active1925 - 1959
SpouseShirley Paschal (? - ?)
Loretta Young (1930-1931) (annulled)
Gladys Joyce Walsh (1933-?)
Estelita Rodriguez (1953-1955)

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Grant Withers (January 17, 1905 - March 27, 1959) was an American film actor with a sizable body of work. With early beginnings in the silent era, Withers moved into talkies establishing himself with a list of headlined features as a young and handsome male lead. As his career progressed, his importance diminished, but he did manage a 10-year contract at Republic Pictures.

His friendships with both John Ford and John Wayne secured him a spot in nine of Wayne's films, but later roles dwindled to supporting parts, mainly as villains in B-movies, serials, and finally television.

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