Eddie Acuff

Eddie Acuff

Birth
Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA
Death 17 Dec 1956 (aged 48)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Block A, Section 928, Lot 2
Memorial ID 7989803 · View Source
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Actor. Born in Caruthersville, Missouri, to Simon and Ida Carr Acuff, he was one of five children. He became interested in the 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.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7989803
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eddie Acuff (3 Jun 1908–17 Dec 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7989803, citing Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .