I. Stanford Jolley

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I. Stanford Jolley
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Jolley in The Violent Years (1956)
Isaac Stanford Jolley[1]

(1900-10-24)October 24, 1900
DiedDecember 7, 1978(1978-12-07) (aged 78)
Years active1936–1976
Spouse(s)Nancy Ellen Hazeltine[2]
Emily Jolley[3]
Children2; including Stan Jolley[4]

Isaac Stanford Jolley (October 24, 1900 – December 7, 1978)[5] was an American film and television actor. He starred in the 1946 serial film The Crimson Ghost, where he played the role of Doctor Blackton and also voicing the character Crimson Ghost.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Jolley was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and was raised in Morristown, New Jersey.[1] He attended high school and worked with his father in his business, Jolley Electric and Radio Store.[1][3] His father was also a owner of a circus.[6] Jolley performed as a vaudevillian, in the 1920s.[1] He began his film and television career in 1935 and settled in Hollywood, California.[3] He had an unnamed, uncredited role in the film Front Page Woman.[1] He played a few uncredited roles in the 1937 serial film Dick Tracy.[1]

Jolley appeared in numerous films, including, Fighting Bill Carson, Arizona Roundup, Land of the Lawless, Woman Against Woman, Wild Horse Stampede, Fury at Gunsight Pass, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The Whispering Skull, Death Rides the Plains, Calamity Jane and Sam Bass, A Christmas Carol, The Kid Rides Again, Murder in the Big House, Midnight Limited, Bad Men of Thunder Gap, Gangsters of the Frontier, Mr. Muggs Rides Again, and Black Arrow.[1] He appeared in over 400 films and television productions in his career.[7] Jolley also appeared in numerous television programs, including, Gunsmoke, The Restless Gun (Episode "The Gold Star"), Bonanza, F Troop, Man with a Camera, Rawhide, 26 Men, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, The Fugitive, The Big Valley, Fury, Tales of Wells Fargo, Death Valley Days, The Virginian, Trackdown, The Rifleman, Maverick, Perry Mason and Wagon Train.[3] He retired in 1976. His final credit was from the western television series The Quest.[1]


Jolley died in December 1978 of a arteriosclerotic heart disease and heart failure at Motion Picture & Television Fund cottages in Woodland Hills, California, at the age of 78.[1][3] He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Mayer, Geoff (February 9, 2017). Encyclopedia of American Film Serials. McFarland. p. 162. ISBN 9780786477623 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Hicks, Cordell (July 21, 1952). "Stanford Jolley Jr., Nancy Hazeltine Wed". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. 47. Retrieved March 5, 2022 – via Newspapers.com. closed access
  3. ^ a b c d e "I. Stanford Jolley, Actor, Dies; Former Morristown Resident". Daily Record. Morristown, New Jersey. December 8, 1978. p. 4. Retrieved March 5, 2022 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ McMellan, Dennis (June 10, 2012). "Stan Jolley dies at 86; one of Disneyland's original designers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  5. ^ Holland, Ted (1989). B Western Actors Encyclopedia: Facts, Photos, and Filmographies for More Than 250 Familiar Faces. McFarland. p. 423. ISBN 9780899503066 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "Jolley of 'Cheyenne' Born Amid Circus". Courier-Post. Camden, New Jersey. January 3, 1959. p. 22. Retrieved March 5, 2022 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  7. ^ "Rites for Actor I.S. Jolley Set". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. December 8, 1978. p. 231. Retrieved March 5, 2022 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  8. ^ Wilson, Scott (August 22, 2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. p. 383. ISBN 9780786479924 – via Google Books.

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