Friday 12 April 2013

Eddie Acuff

Born: 3 June 1903, Caruthersville, Missouri, USA
Died: 17 December 1956, Hollywood, California, USA

A character actor of many bit parts in movies. Eddie Acuff made over 250 film appearances.

The Golden Arrow (1936) as Davis

Four Daughters (1938) as Earl

Donald Kerr is on the right. The credits say that Eddie Acuff played Sam, but it is Donald Kerr who is called Sam (Sammy) in the dialogue.

Miracles for Sale (1939) as Second Taxi Driver (uncredited)

Honeymoon Deferred (1940) as Cab Driver (uncredited)

The Bank Dick (1940) as Reporter (uncredited)

What's Cookin' (1942) as Doorman (uncredited)

The Flying Serpent (1946) as Jerry 'Jonsey' Jones


  1. Eddie Acuff (June 3, 1903 – December 17, 1956) was an American actor. His best-known recurring role is that of Mr. Beasley, the postman, in the Blondie movie series that starred Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake.[1]
    Born in Caruthersville, Missouri, Acuff's maternal uncle was a performer on 19th century showboats along the Mississippi River.[citation needed] Before beginning his Hollywood film career in 1934, he performed in Broadway theatre in the early-1930s. He died in Hollywood, California and is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

  2. I think these "forgotten actors" are just as valuable as the "imortal" actors. Without them movies cannot be made. They make movies credible.

  3. They deserve better and more attention.