Wednesday 6 February 2013

Wallace Ford

Born: 12 February 1898, Bolton, Lancashire, England
Died: 11 June 1966, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Wallace Ford was a British character actor who had run away from an orphange as a child and eventually found himself in America. He worked in theatrical troupes and repertory companies before hitting the big time in Broadway shows like 'Abraham Lincoln' and 'Bad Girl' as a member of the cast. His film career started with a main supporting role in the Joan Crawford/Clark Gable movie 'Possessed (1931)'.

Central Park (1932) as Rick

With Joan Blondell.

I Hate Women (1934) as Scoop McGuire

Money Means Nothing (1934) as Kenneth 'Kenny' McKay

 With Gloria Shea.

The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934) as Jason H. 'Jay' Barton

The Nut Farm (1935) as Willie Barton

A light comedic role for Ford.

The Rogues' Tavern (1936) as Jimmy Kelly

With Barbara Pepper.

O.H.M.S. (1937) (aka You're in the Army, Now) as Jimmy Tracy

Back Door to Heaven (1939) as Frankie Rogers

Murder by Invitation (1941) as Bob White

With Sarah Padden.

Inside the Law (1942) as Billy

Machine Gun Mama (1944) as John O'Reilly

Crack-Up (1946) as Lt. Cochrane

With Erskine Sanford.

Magic Town (1947) as Lou Dicketts

She Couldn't Say No (aka Beautiful but Dangerous) (1954) as Joe Wheelen

With Jean Simmons.

Wichita (1955) as Arthur Whiteside

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