Blackie Whiteford

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Blackie Whiteford
Born John Penman Whiteford
(1889-04-27)April 27, 1889
New York, New York, United States
Died March 21, 1962(1962-03-21) (aged 72)
Hollywood, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1928-1962
Spouse(s) Estelle Wills

John Penman "Blackie" Whiteford (April 27, 1889 – March 21, 1962) was an American film actor.


In 1903, Whiteford was a seaman between jobs when he was offered a chance to work on The Great Train Robbery film. That opportunity launched his cinematic career, which eventually included more than 2,000 films.[1]

Whiteford appeared in 275 films between 1928 and 1962. A career character actor,[2] Whiteford is best known for appearing in 28 films with The Three Stooges between 1936 and 1956.[3]

Whiteford was married to Estelle Wills, an actress.[1]

He was born in New York, New York, and died in Hollywood, California.

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  1. ^ a b Quigg, Jack (November 9, 1950). "Rough-Looking Blackie Whiteford Still Going Strong After 2,000 Films". St. Petersburg Times. p. 58. Retrieved June 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Blackie Whiteford". Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cast Member : Blackie Whiteford". Retrieved December 6, 2012. 

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