Grant Withers
Actor
Grant Withers
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.
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Joan Blondell on TCM: DAMES, WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Though John G. Adolfi's Sinners' Holiday (1930) has Grant Withers and Evelyn Knapp as its nominal leads, this social/crime drama is chiefly remembered for the presence of supporting players Blondell and James Cagney, who would be featured in several
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Marcos históricos do western: 1950-1951 - Tribuna do Norte - Natal
Google News - over 5 years
John Wayne, Maureen O´Haram Ben Johnson, Claude Jarman Jr, Harry Carey Jr, Chill Wills, J. Carrol Naish, Victor McLaglen, Grant Withers, Pat Wayne. (Winchester 73). Direção: Anthony Mann. Produtor: Aaron Rosenberg. Roteiro (adaptado): Borden Chase e
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The MOD Quad: Blood Bath, Burn Witch Burn, Harry In Your Pocket, and Keaton's Cop - Film School Rejects
Google News - over 5 years
WONG (1939) Stars Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Dorothy Tree. Directed by William Nigh. PARK ROW (1952) Stars Gene Evans, Mary Welch, Bela Kovacs. Directed by Samuel Fuller. GHOST TOWN (1955) Stars Kent Taylor, John Smith, Marian Carr
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Fish Foundation presents 'Kids on Courts' summer tennis camps - TCPalm
Google News - over 5 years
Long-time tennis advocate Grant Withers is the registration coordinator. Tom Fish will also make special appearance when he is available. For more information about the Kids on Courts Summer Camp contact Fettig-Wilson at 231-330-3984 or email her at
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DVD Review: Mr. Wong, Detective and The Mystery of Mr. Wong - Blogcritics.org (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Sam Street (Grant Withers, who would play the role throughout the series). We can be grateful that Karloff's portrayal doesn't rely on any offensive Asian stereotypes — we're not talking Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's here — but there's
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Lynwood hopes to receive state grant for linear park project - Los Angeles Wave Newspapers
Google News - almost 6 years
Withers said that the city still has to wait and see if it qualifies and is selected for the state grant. Withers and representatives of the city's Parks and Recreation Department have taken Franco out into the community in the last couple of months
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Parking costs at hospital - Auckland stuff.co.nz
Google News - almost 6 years
Age Concern Auckland chief executive Grant Withers says the cost will add up for people who need to visit the hospital frequently. "We have staff going to Waitakere for meetings. It's a small cost but it adds up. It's the same for older people
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - almost 6 years
(1 hr., 25 mins.) (166) >> Kitchen Party Scott Speedman. Adults and their offspring attend quite separate parties. (1 hr., 25 mins.) 5: 15 (39) >> Other Men's Women Grant Withers. A train engineer's wife falls for his best friend. (1 hr 15 mins.)
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26 Classic Films Coming to DVD From MGM's Limited Edition Collection - Broadway World
Google News - almost 6 years
Stars Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Maxine Jennings. Directed by William Nigh. ? THE MYSTERY OF MR. WONG (1939): Chinese criminologist Mr. Wong investigates the murder of a curio collector who had obtained a famous gem known as the "Eye of the Moon
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DVDS; On the William Wellman Depression Express
NYTimes - about 8 years
AS a filmmaker William Wellman loved planes, trains and automobiles -- but mostly planes. A volunteer member of the Lafayette Flying Corps in World War I, he drew on his experiences as a combat pilot for ''Wings'' (1927), his first major hit as a director and the first film to win the Academy Award for best picture (then called most outstanding
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Loretta Young, Glamorous Leading Lady of Film and Television, Dies at 87
NYTimes - over 16 years
Loretta Young, the Academy Award-winning actress whose high cheekbones, pale skin and luminous eyes made her a reigning Hollywood beauty of the 1930's and 40's, died yesterday in Los Angeles. She was 87 and lived in Palm Springs, Calif. Miss Young, who won an Oscar as best actress for her performance in ''The Farmer's Daughter'' in 1947, later
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Grant Withers
    FIFTIES
  • 1959
    Age 54
    With failing health, Withers committed suicide by overdosing on barbiturates on March 27, 1959.
    More Details Hide Details Withers left a suicide note that read, "Please forgive me, my family. I was so unhappy. It's better this way." He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The annulment took place just as their second movie together, ironically titled Too Young to Marry, was released. He was also married to Gladys Joyce Walsh. Some of Withers' later screen appearances were arranged through the auspices of his friends John Ford and John Wayne. He appeared in nine movies with John Wayne, including Fort Apache (1948) and Rio Grande (1950).
  • 1958
    Age 53
    In 1958, Withers portrayed the wealthy rancher Sam Barton in the episode "The Return of Dr. Thackeray" of CBS's Have Gun - Will Travel.
    More Details Hide Details In the segment, lead character Paladin, played by Richard Boone, comes to the assistance of a physician friend portrayed by June Lockhart. Dr. Thackeray diagnoses a cook with smallpox and worries that the disease will infect the ranch hands when Barton refuses to permit his men to be vaccinated. Singer Johnny Western, who performed the Have Gun - Will Travel theme song, appeared in this episode as an angry gunslinger. Withers also appeared in two other Have Gun – Will Travel episodes. That year he played Charles Stewart Brent, owner of the Brent Building in Los Angeles, where Perry Mason had his office, and the defendant in the Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Gilded Lily."
  • 1956
    Age 51
    He guest-starred as baseball Coach Whitey Martin in the 1956 episode "The Comeback" of the religion anthology series Crossroads.
    More Details Hide Details He was cast as Gus Andrews and Miles Breck, respectively, in two episodes, "The time for All Good Men" (1957) and "King of the Frontier" (1958), on the ABC western series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp starring Hugh O'Brian.
  • FORTIES
  • 1953
    Age 48
    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.
    More Details Hide Details A noticeable weight gain became apparent in his films as his career progressed. In later years, back problems were one of his health issues.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1940
    Age 35
    After 1940, he was a character actor and a popular Western tough guy.
    More Details Hide Details He took numerous supporting roles in television as his popularity in films waned.
  • 1937
    Age 32
    Withers' credits at Republic total about sixty films from 1937 to 1957.
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  • OTHER
  • 1904
    Born
    Born on January 17, 1904.
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