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

John Penman "Blackie" Whiteford (April 27, 1889 – March 21, 1962) was an American film actor. He appeared in 275 films between 1928 and 1962. A career character actor,[1] Whiteford is best known for appearing in 28 films with The Three Stooges between 1936 and 1956.[2]

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..[3]

Whiteford was married to Estelle Wills, an actress.[3]

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

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

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