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Also Known As: George Ford Stitch Died: October 13, 1939
Born: November 3, 1883 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA Profession: actor

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Ford Sterling was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Sterling's earliest roles were in film, including the anthology "Hollywood" (1923) with Hope Drown, "He Who Gets Slapped" (1924) and "Wild Oranges" (1924). He also appeared in "Good and Naughty" (1926) and "The American Venus" (1926). He kept working in film throughout the twenties, starring in "The Show-Off" (1926), "Casey at the Bat" (1927) and "For the Love of Mike" (1927). He also appeared in the comedy "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1928) with Ruth Taylor and "Oh, Kay!" (1928). In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in the adaptation "Sally" (1930) with Marilyn Miller, the drama "Showgirl in Hollywood" (1930) with Alice White and the fantasy "Alice in Wonderland" (1933) with Charlotte Henry. He also appeared in "Behind the Green Lights" (1935). Sterling last acted in "The Headline Woman" (1935). Sterling passed away in October 1939 at the age of 56.

Ford Sterling was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Sterling's earliest roles were in film, including the anthology "Hollywood" (1923) with Hope Drown, "He Who Gets Slapped" (1924) and "Wild Oranges" (1924). He also appeared in "Good and Naughty" (1926) and "The American Venus" (1926). He kept working in film throughout the twenties, starring in "The Show-Off" (1926), "Casey at the Bat" (1927) and "For the Love of Mike" (1927). He also appeared in the comedy "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1928) with Ruth Taylor and "Oh, Kay!" (1928). In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in the adaptation "Sally" (1930) with Marilyn Miller, the drama "Showgirl in Hollywood" (1930) with Alice White and the fantasy "Alice in Wonderland" (1933) with Charlotte Henry. He also appeared in "Behind the Green Lights" (1935). Sterling last acted in "The Headline Woman" (1935). Sterling passed away in October 1939 at the age of 56.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Oh, Mabel Behave (1922) Director
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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Black Sheep (1935) Mather
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 The Headline Woman (1935) Hugo Meyer
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 Behind the Green Lights (1935) Max Schultz
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 Alice in Wonderland (1933) White King
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 Her Majesty Love (1931) Otmar
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 Kismet (1930) Amru
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 Showgirl in Hollywood (1930) Sam Otis, the producer
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 Spring Is Here (1930) Peter Braley
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 Bride of the Regiment (1930) Tangy, silhouette cutter
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 The Girl in the Show (1929) Ed Bondell
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Tony Scott ( 2006-03-14 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever

Ford left home in his teens to join a circus which featured him as ‘Keno, the Boy Clown.’ Ford was in several Mack Sennett comedies often playing slapstick, however his activity was later limited when he lost his leg in an accident. Married to actress Teddy Sampson, Sterling died of a heart attack.

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