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Eddie Acuff
Birth: Jun. 3, 1908
Caruthersville
Pemiscot County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1956
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Born in Caruthersville, Missouri, to Simon and Ida Carr Acuff, he was one of five children. His brother being the country and western singer Roy Acuff. Eddie became interested in entertainment industry in part from his Uncle who performed on showboats along the Mississippi River. He gained his experience by playing parts in Broadway from 1932 to 1934, some of his stage performances included "The Dark Hour", "Heat Lightning", and "Yellow Jack". He made his film debut in 1934 with "Here comes the Navy". Eddie never limited himself to portray one specific type of character, he showed up in film after film as reporters, photographers, delivery men, sailors, shop clerks, and the occasional western comical sidekick. His most memorable acting stint occured after actor Irving Bacon left Columbia's Blondie series. From 1946 through 1949, Eddie made nine Blondie appearances as the hapless postman who was forever being knocked down by the eternally late for work Dagwood Bumstead played by Arthur Lake. Eddie's more well known film roles include "The Petrified Forest" 1936, "They Drive By Night" 1940, "High Sierra" 1941, "The Flying Serpent" 1946, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" 1947, "Johnny Allegro" 1949, "Smokey Mountain Melody" 1948. The only TV series Eddie ever appeared in was "The Lone Ranger" in 1950. He played his film roles alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood, such as Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino and Bette Davis. Eddie died of a heart attack at the age of 53. (bio by: Shock) 
 
Burial:
Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park
North Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA [unmarked]
 
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Originally Created by: TLS
Record added: Oct 16, 2003
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Eddie Acuff
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- Shock
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014
Happy Birthday to you! Thank you for all of the wonderful talent you gave the world, you are truly missed! Bright Blessings! William
- william bondar
 Added: Jun. 3, 2014

- Scotvik
 Added: Jun. 3, 2014
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