John Ridgely

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John Ridgely
Born John Huntington Rea
(1909-09-06)September 6, 1909
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died January 18, 1968(1968-01-18) (aged 58)
New York City, New York, United States
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Occupation Actor
Years active 1935–1954

John Ridgely (September 6, 1909 – January 18, 1968) was an American film character actor with over 175 film credits.[1]

Early years[edit]

Ridgely attended Stanford University before going into a career in movies.[1]


He appeared in the 1946 Humphrey Bogart film The Big Sleep as blackmailing gangster Eddie Mars and had a memorable role as a suffering heart patient in the film noir Nora Prentiss (1947).

The Chicago-born actor appeared in a large number of other Warner Bros. films in the 1930s and 1940s.

Freelancing after 1948, John Ridgely continued to essay general-purpose parts until he left films in 1953; thereafter, he worked in summer-theater productions and television until his death from a heart attack at the age of 58.

Partial filmography[edit]

Radio appearances[edit]

Year Program Episode/source
1938 Warner Brothers Academy Theater Special Agent[2]


  1. ^ a b "John Ridgely Roles Now Number 175". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 2, 1951. p. 6. Retrieved June 9, 2015 – via 
  2. ^ "Those Were the Days". Nostalgia Digest. 39 (1): 32–41. Winter 2013. 

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