|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1894|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 1948|
Los Angeles County
Actor. The small agricultural town of Wilton Junction could not begin to hold talented young Edward Scott Chandler, who upon completion of high school, headed to the East Coast to forge a stage career as both a singer and comedian. In October of 1911, when between bookings, he decided to try his luck with a fledgling form of entertainment known as the movies, thus beginning a career at the dawn of silent film. Edward continued to appear in both film as well as the stage until serving in WWI. At the end of the war, he successfully picked up his stage career and when his act had completed its run in Los Angeles, was signed by Thomas Ince's Bison 101 Ranch Productions. First appearing in westerns and silent comedies, Edward was to often find himself cast as police officers, detectives, army sergeants and foremen. He was especially active throughout the 1930s-1940s at Warner Brothers, Columbia, MGM, Universal, Paramount, Goldwyn, Hal Roach, and Republic and was often cast by variations of his birth name: Edward, Eddy, Eddie or Ed. Although his film credits exceed 340 roles, making him one of the most prolific supporting actors in the industry, his resume will likely remain incomplete due to the fact that dozens of his earliest silent films are lost. Among his hundreds of screen credits are; "The Desert Trail" (co-starring with John Wayne), "She Goes to War," "Welcome Danger," "Dixiana," "Platinum Blonde," "Supernatural," "I Was a Fugitive From a Chain Gang," "It Happened One Night" (as the second bus driver), "Here Comes the Navy," "Twentieth Century," "Dames," "Maybe It's Love," "Gentlemen Are Born," "Show Boat," "The Informer," "Boulder Dam," "Here Comes Carter," "Kid Galahad," "Topper," "The Roaring Twenties," "Gone With The Wind" (as the hospital sergeant who insists Scarlett aids with an amputation), "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "Young Thomas Edison," "The Man Who Came To Dinner," "Santa Fe Trail," "The Strawberry Blonde," "Pride of the Yankees," "I Married a Witch," "The Perfect Specimen," "The Clock," "The Big Store," "Ball of Fire," "High Sierra," "This Gun for Hire," "Charlie Chan in the Secret Service," and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Married for three decades to Carol 'Esther' Ruebhausen, they had one daughter, Shirley. Carol acted in bit parts and as a film extra under the name of Billie Chandler. She also was a stand-in for silent film star Esther Ralston. Edward was related through marriage to actor Philip Morris; his wife Carol's sister, Helen Ruebhausen was married to Philip. Edward Chandler was to die suddenly at his home from a coronary occlusion 11 days after his 54th birthday. His services, filled to overflowing, were held at Pierce Brother Mortuary, Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood.
Cherished Husband, Father & Uncle
Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
Plot: Block G; Sec. 7690; Lot 2.
Created by: Melissa
Record added: Aug 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29321910