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Grant Withers ACTOR

Grant Withers was born on January 17th, 1904 in Pueblo, Colorado with the birth name Granville G. Withers.  He became a very successful actor and throughout the course of his career, he would appear in more than 200 films.
He attended Kemper Military Academy and appeared in a number of school plays which first triggered his interest in acting.  After finishing school, he supported himself as a salesman as well as a newspaper reporter.  When he did finally work his way in to an acting career, the majority of characters he portrayed were villains.
He began working in the silent era but made the transition to talkies with ease.  He worked with Republic Pictures for ten years during his career in the industry.  Some film and television roles he added to his resume were in, "The Second Floor Mystery" (1930), a twelve chapter serial, "Jungle Jim" in 1937 and the series, "Mr. Wong" (1938).  He also worked with actor, John Wayne in nine films such as, "Fort Apache" (1948), "Wake of the Red Witch (also 1948) and "Rio Grande" (1950). 
Throughout his lifetime he married a total of four times.  His first marriage was very brief to Shirley Paschal.  When this marriage came to an end, media followed his next marriage as he eloped with a seventeen year old young lady, Loretta Young in 1930 but by 1931 this marriage was annulled.  He then wed Gladys Joyce Walsh in 1933 but again, this marriage did not last either.  His fourth time to marry was to Estelita Rodriguez whom he wed in 1953 and another unsuccessful marriage came to an end in 1955.   
Four years later, Withers committed suicide by overdosing on barbiturates, on March 27th, 1959 in North Hollywood, California.  His remains are buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.  


1959 The Texan 
1959 26 Men 
1959 U.S. Marshal 
1959 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1957-1959 Zane Grey Theater 
1959 Northwest Passage 
1959 Fury 
1957-1958 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 
1958 Tales of the Texas Rangers 
1958 Perry Mason 
1957-1958 Have Gun - Will Travel 
1958 The Lineup
1958 Lassie 
1958 I Mobster 
1958 Flight 
1957 The Restless Gun
1956-1957 Circus Boy 
1957 Wagon Train 
1957 The Hired Gun 
1957 The Last Stagecoach West
1957 The Gale Storm Show 
1957 Code 3 
1957 Hell's Crossroads
1957 Gunsmoke
1957 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal
1956 Cheyenne 
1956 The White Squaw 
1956 Crossroads
1956 Screen Directors Playhouse
1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry
1955 Run for Cover 
1954 Jubilee Trail 
1953 El Paso Stampede 
1953 Champ for a Day
1953 Iron Mountain Trail
1953 The Sun Shines Bright
1953 Fair Wind to Java
1953 Tropic Zone
1952 Tropical Heat Wave
1952 Woman of the North Country
1952 Hoodlum Empire
1952 Oklahoma Annie
1952 Leadville Gunslinger
1952 Captive of Billy the Kid
1951 The Sea Hornet
1951 Utah Wagon Train
1951 Million Dollar Pursuit
1951 Spoilers of the Plains
1951 Belle Le Grand 
1950 Rio Grande 
1950 Tripoli
1950 Hit Parade of 1951
1950 Trigger Jr.
1950 The Savage Horde
1950 Rock Island Trail
1950 Bells of Coronado
1949 The Fighting Kentuckian 
1949 Hellfire 
1949 Duke of Chicago 
1949 The Last Bandit 
1948 Wake of the Red Witch
1948 Homicide for Three
1948 The Plunderers
1948 Night Time in Nevada
1948 Angel in Exile
1948 Station West
1948 Sons of Adventure
1948 Daredevils of the Clouds
1948 The Gallant Legion
1948 Old Los Angeles
1948 Fort Apache
1947 Tycoon
1947 Wyoming
1947 Blackmail
1947 The Trespasser
1947 Gunfighters 
1947 The Ghost Goes Wild
1946 Affairs of Geraldine
1946 My Darling Clementine
1946 In Old Sacramento
1945 Dakota
1945 Road to Alcatraz
1945 Bells of Rosarita
1945 Dangerous Partners
1945 The Vampire's Ghost
1945 Utah 
1945 Bring on the Girls
1944 The Girl Who Dared
1944 The Yellow Rose of Texas
1944 Goodnight, Sweetheart
1944 Silent Partner
1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
1944 The Fighting Seabees 
1943 Whistling in Brooklyn
1943 In Old Oklahoma
1943 Minesweeper
1943 A Lady Takes a Chance
1943 Petticoat Larceny
1943 Captive Wild Woman
1943 Gildersleeve's Bad Day
1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
1943 No Time for Love
1942 Tennessee Johnson
1942 Northwest Rangers
1942 Panama Hattie 
1942 Apache Trail 
1942 Ship Ahoy
1942 Butch Minds the Baby
1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq. 
1941 No Hands on the Clock 
1941 The Masked Rider
1941 Father Takes a Wife 
1941 Parachute Battalion 
1941 Your Last Act
1941 The Getaway
1941 Billy the Kid
1941 The People vs. Dr. Kildare
1941 Let's Make Music
1940 Phantom of Chinatown
1940 Mexican Spitfire Out West 
1940 The Quarterback
1940 Men Against the Sky 
1940 Doomed to Die
1940 Tomboy 
1940 The Fatal Hour
1939 Daughter of the Tong 
1939 Mr. Wong in Chinatown
1939 Boys' Reformatory
1939 Lure of the Wasteland
1939 The Mystery of Mr. Wong
1939 Navy Secrets 
1938 Touchdown, Army 
1938 Mr. Wong, Detective 
1938 Three Loves Has Nancy 
1938 The Marines Come Thru
1938 Held for Ransom
1938 The Secret of Treasure Island
1937 Telephone Operator
1937 Hollywood Round-Up 
1937 Radio Patrol
1937 Bill Cracks Down
1937 Paradise Express
1937 Jungle Jim
1936 Lady Be Careful
1936 The Arizona Raiders
1936 Border Flight
1936 Let's Sing Again
1936 Sky Parade
1936 Three on a Limb
1935 The Fighting Marines 
1935 Ship Cafe 
1935 Rip Roaring Riley 
1935 Valley of Wanted Men
1935 Waterfront Lady
1935 Skybound
1935 Society Fever
1935 The Test
1935 Hold 'Em Yale
1935 Goin' to Town
1935 Storm Over the Andes
1934 Tailspin Tommy
1934 The Red Rider
1932 The Secrets of Wu Sin
1932 Gambling Sex
1932 Red Haired Alibi
1931 First Aid
1931 Too Young to Marry
1931 Swanee River
1931 Other Men's Women 
1930 Sinners' Holiday
1930 Scarlet Pages 
1930 Dancing Sweeties 
1930 Back Pay
1930 Soldiers and Women 
1930 The Second Floor Mystery 
1930 Mammy 
1930 The Other Tomorrow
1929 Tiger Rose 
1929 The Show of Shows 
1929 So Long Letty
1929 Hearts in Exile 
1929 In the Headlines 
1929 The Time, the Place and the Girl
1929 Madonna of Avenue A 
1929 The Divine Lady
1929 Saturday's Children
1929 The Greyhound Limited
1928 The Road to Ruin
1928 Bringing Up Father
1928 Golden Shackles
1928 Tillie's Punctured Romance 
1927 In a Moment of Temptation
1927 College 
1927 The Final Extra 
1927 Upstream 
1926 The Gentle Cyclone 
1926 All's Swell That Ends Swell 
1926 Smouldering Tires 
1926 Fighting Hearts 
1925 So Long Bil

Matinee Classics - Utah starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and George 'Gabby' Hayes
Matinee Classics - The Secret of Treasure Island starring Don Terry, Gwen Gaze, Walter Miller, Grant Withers, George Rosener, Hobart Bosworth, Sandra Karina, Patrick J. Kelly and Yakima Canutt
Matinee Classics - The Fatal Hour starring Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Marjorie Reynolds, Charles Trowbridge, Frank Puglia, Craig Reynolds, Lita Chevret, Harry Strang, Hooper Atchley and Richard Loo
Matinee Classics - Fort Apache starring John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, John Agar, Harry Carey Jr. Ben Johnson, Dick Foran, Irene Rich, Guy Kibbee and Andrew MacLaglen
Matinee Classics - The Fighting Seabees starring John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Dennis O'Keefe, William Frawley, Paul Fix, Grant Withers, Ben Welden, Leonid Kinskey, J.M. Kerrigan, William Forrest, Addison Richards, Jay Norris, Duncan Renaldo and Wally Wales
Matinee Classics - The Fighting Kentuckian starring John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn, Oliver Hardy, Marie Windsor, John Howard, Hugo Haas, Grant Withers, Odette Myrtil, Paul Fix and Mae Marsh
Matinee Classics - Rio Grande starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Claude Jarman Jr., Chill Wills, J. Carroll Naish, Victor McLaglen and Grant Withers
Matinee Classics - Spoilers of the Plains starring Roy Rogers, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones, Grant Withers, Don Haggerty, Fred Kohler Jr., House Peters Jr., George Meeker and Keith Richards
Matinee Classics - Bells of Coronado starring Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady, Grant Withers and Leo Cleary
Matinee Classics - Bells of Rosarita starring Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Grant Withers and guest cowboys William 'Wild Bill' Elliott, Allan 'Rocky' Lane, Don 'Red' Barry, Sunset Carson and Bob Livingston

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