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Forrest Matthews
Birth: Sep. 24, 1908
Death: Nov. 22, 1951

Actor. A native of McKinley, Texas, Matthews was an accomplished actor of television, film and stage. A graduate of the Bryan High School in Dallas, Texas, he started his acting career appearing in local theater, and later joining a stock company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. During World War II, Matthews returned home and enlisted in the United States Navy. He was sent overseas and fought at Okinawa and Guadalcanal. After the war, Matthews went to Hollywood and went onto appear in over 35 films. His film credits include, "Trail To Mexico" (1946), "Song of The Sierras" (1946), "Wild Country" (1947), "Fighting Mustang" (1947), "Deadline" (1948), "Docks Of New Orleans" (1948), "Triggerman" (1948), "Sunset Carson Rides Again" (1948), "Joe Palooka In Winner Take All" (1948), "Frontier Revenge" (1948), "Canadian Pacific" (1949), "Red Rock Outlaw" (1950), "Battling Marshal" (1950), "Wyoming Mail" (1950), and "The Black Lash" (1952), which was released after his death. He also appeared in over 250 plays, including one in which he played Jesus of Nazareth. In May 1950, Matthews suffered a stroke and had to go into semi-retirement. He died of a second stroke the following year. (bio by: K) 
 
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 Parents:
  Cary Matthews (1874 - 1955)
  Mary E. Matthews (1876 - 1964)
 
 Siblings:
  Bessie Matthews (1898 - ____)*
  Guy F. Matthews (1902 - 1969)*
  Forrest Matthews (1908 - 1951)
  Lester Matthews (1910 - ____)*
  Kathleen Matthews (1914 - ____)*
  Minnie M. Matthews (1915 - ____)*
  Doris H. Matthews (1919 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Restland Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Mar 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18318806
Forrest Matthews
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