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Jack Pennick

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Birth nameRonald Jack Pennick
Birth dateDecember 7, 1895
Place of birthPortland, Oregon, U.S.
Date of deathAugust 16, 1964(age 68)
Death placeManhattan Beach, California, U.S.
SpouseGrechin Pennick (? - ?) 2 children
Nona Lorraine (? - ?) 1 child

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Jack Pennick (7 December 1895 - 16 August 1964) was an American film actor. After working as a gold miner as a young man, he appeared in over 140 films between 1926 and 1962. Pennick was a leading member of the informal John Ford Stock Company, appearing in dozens of the director's films. Pennick also drilled the military extras in John Wayne's The Alamo (1960).

He was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of gold miner Albert R. and Bessie (Murray) Pennick. He and his first wife, Grechin, had two children by the time he was twenty. He had a third child with his second wife, Nona Lorraine. Pennick joined the United States Marine Corps and served with the Peking Legation Guard in China in 1912. He was with the Marines in World War I and reenlisted in the United States Navy in 1942, at the age of 46. He served as Chief Petty Officer under Commander John Ford in the Field Photographic Unit and, according to Ford, was decorated with the Silver Star medal for action in which he was wounded at Majaz al Bab, Tunisia during World War II. He died in Manhattan Beach, California at the age of 68.

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