Russell Simpson Movies List

Russell Simpson
Russell Simpson
Danville, California, USA
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Actor Russell Simpson Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 46 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 46 movies
The Tin Star
The Tin Star ( English )
Artist: Henry Fonda , Anthony Perkins , Betsy Palmer , Michel Ray , Neville Brand
Director: Anthony Mann
Music Director: Elmer Bernstein
Release date: 23-10-1957
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Artist: Howard Keel , Jane Powell , Russ Tamblyn , Tommy Rall , Jacques d'Amboise
Director: Stanley Donen
Release date: 22-07-1954
The Sun Shines Bright
The Sun Shines Bright ( English )
Director: John Ford
Release date: 02-05-1953
Wagon Master
Wagon Master ( English )
Director: Movita
Music Director: Frank S. Nugent
Release date: 19-04-1950
The Gal Who Took the West
Music Director: Frank Skinner
Release date: 01-09-1949
Sundown in Santa Fe
Sundown in Santa Fe ( English )
Artist: Allan Lane , Black Jack , Eddy Waller , Roy Barcroft , Trevor Bardette
Director: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 05-11-1948
Tap Roots
Tap Roots ( English )
Director: George Marshall
Release date: 25-08-1948
Coroner Creek
Coroner Creek ( English )
Music Director: Rudy Schrager
Release date: 01-07-1948
Albuquerque ( English )
Director: Catherine Graig
Release date: 20-02-1948
Bowery Buckaroos
Bowery Buckaroos ( English )
Director: William Beaudine
Release date: 22-11-1947
Showing 1 to 10 of 46 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 46 movies

Russell Simpson Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Russell McCaskill Simpson (June 17, 1880, Danville, California – December 12, 1959, Woodland Hills, California) was an American character actor who appeared in over 500 movies. He is best known for his "grizzled old man" appearances. Gaunt, lanky, and rustic-sounding, Simpson was a familiar character actor for almost forty-five years, particularly as a member of the John Ford Stock Company. At age 18 Simpson prospected for gold in Alaska. He began taking acting classes in Seattle, Washington. In 1910 he married Gertrude Alter from New York City. By 1909, he had gone into the theatre. He appeared in at least two plays on Broadway between 1909 and 1912, and made his motion picture debut in Cecil B. DeMille's 1914 original film version of The Virginian in a bit part. By 1923, when the film was remade, Simpson had progressed to playing the lead villain. Throughout his career, Simpson worked for 12 years in road shows, stock companies, and on Broadway. He didn't usually perform lead roles, but he did star in many movies throughout the silent movie era. He performed a lead role as the grandfather in Out of the Dust (1920). Simpson is best known for his work in the films of John Ford and, in particular, for his portrayal of Pa Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940). His final film was The Horse Soldiers, his tenth film for Ford. Simpson worked up to 1959, the year of his death. He was the president of the Overseas Phonograph Accessories Corporation.

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