Grant Withers

Born Jan 17, 1905

Grant Withers was an American film actor. With early beginnings in the silent era, Withers moved into talkies establishing himself with a list of headlined features as a young and handsome male lead. As his career progressed, his importance diminished, but he did manage a 10-year contract at Republic Pictures.… Read More

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1904 Birth Born on January 17, 1904.


1937 33 Years Old Withers' credits at Republic total about sixty films from 1937 to 1957.
1940 36 Years Old After 1940, he was a character actor and a popular Western tough guy. … Read More


1953 49 Years Old Wayne was best man at Withers' fifth marriage, to 24-year-old Cuban-born actress Estelita Rodriguez (Rio Bravo) in January 1953 in Reno, Nevada. They too resided in the San Fernando Valley on Woodcliff Avenue in Sherman Oaks, California. Estelita began a nightclub singing career at the end of her Republic contract. The marriage was not a happy one. They divorced in 1955. … Read More


1956 52 Years Old He guest-starred as baseball Coach Whitey Martin in the 1956 episode "The Comeback" of the religion anthology series Crossroads. … Read More
1958 54 Years Old In 1958, Withers portrayed the wealthy rancher Sam Barton in the episode "The Return of Dr. Thackeray" of CBS's Have Gun - Will Travel. … Read More
His last role, also in 1959, was as Ed Martin in "The Ringer" of the Rory Calhoun western series The Texan. In total, Withers appeared in some two hundred film and television roles. In 1930, at twenty-six, he eloped to Yuma, Arizona, with 17-year-old actress Loretta Young. The marriage was widely reported and ended in annulment in 1931. … Read More
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