Blackie Whiteford

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Blackie Whiteford
John Penman Whiteford

(1889-04-27)April 27, 1889
DiedMarch 21, 1962(1962-03-21) (aged 72)
Years active1928-1962
Spouse(s)Estelle Wills (m.?-div.?)
Alma Bennett (m.1954-1958; her death)

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 was married to Estelle Wills, an actress.[1] They divorced, and he remarried in 1954 to actress Alma Bennett.

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]

Selected filmography[edit]


  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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