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Wallace Ford

Wallace Ford
Wallace Ford in Central Park (1932)
Personal information
Birth nameSamuel Jones Grundy
Birth dateFebruary 12, 1898
Place of birthBolton, Lancashire, England
Date of deathJune 11, 1966(age 68)
Death placeWoodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1930 - 1965
Spouse-Martha Haworth-1922-1966

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Wallace Ford (12 February, 1898 - 11 June, 1966) was an English film and television actor who, with his friendly appearance and stocky build later in life, appeared in a number of film westerns and B-movies.

Born Samuel Jones Grundy in Bolton, Lancashire, England, he spent childhood in a Dr. Barnardo's home. At an early age he was adopted by a farmer from Manitoba, Canada where he was ill treated. About the age of eleven, he ran away and did odd jobs later becoming an usher in a theatre.

Following his discharge from the army after World War I, he became a vaudeville actor in a stock company before performing on Broadway.

He started on a film career when Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer gave him part in the film Possessed and went on to appear in over 200 films including 13 directed by John Ford, though the two men were unrelated.

He also appeared in a 1964 episode of The Andy Griffith Show as Roger Hanover, Aunt Bee's old flame. He is buried with an unmarked grave in Culver City's Holy Cross Cemetery.

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