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Forrest Tucker

Born Feb 12, 1919

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1919 Birth Born on February 12, 1919.


1933 14 Years Old Forrest Meredith Tucker was born in Plainfield, Indiana, a son of Forrest A. Tucker and his wife Doris Heringlake. He began his performing career at age 14 at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, pushing the big wicker tourist chairs by day and singing "Throw Money" at night. … Read More
1938 19 Years Old Tucker graduated from Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. in 1938. … Read More


1939 20 Years Old When Lake's theatre closed for the summer in 1939, Tucker travelled to California and began auditioning for movie roles. … Read More
1941 22 Years Old In 1941, he played his first lead in PRC's Emergency Landing, and the following year he co-starred in the classic Keeper of the Flame.
1946 27 Years Old Tucker enlisted again in the Army during World War II, earning a commission as a second lieutenant. He resumed his acting career at the war's end, appearing in the classic 1946 film The Yearling and stealing a few scenes from Errol Flynn in Never Say Goodbye the same year.
1948 29 Years Old In 1948, Tucker left Columbia and signed with Republic Pictures. … Read More


1950 31 Years Old Tucker married three times: (1) to Sandra Jolley (1919–1986), divorced in 1950, daughter of the character actor I. … Read More
1958 39 Years Old The year 1958 brought another turning point in his career, when he won the role of Beauregard Burnside, Mame's first husband in Auntie Mame, the highest grossing U.S. film of the year. … Read More


1961 42 Years Old In 1961, Tucker appeared on NBC in Audie Murphy's short-lived western series Whispering Smith. … Read More


1976 57 Years Old On television, Tucker was a frequent guest star, including a total of six appearances on Gunsmoke and the recurring role of Jarvis Castleberry, Flo's estranged father on the 1976-1985 TV series, Alice and its spinoff, Flo. … Read More


1986 68 Years Old His feature film comeback unfortunately was short-lived. He died from lung cancer and emphysema on October 25, 1986, a few months after the theatrical release of Thunder Run and Outtakes. … Read More
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