Grant Withers


Actor
Grant Withers

About

Also Known As
Granville G Withers
Birth Place
Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Born
January 17, 1904
Died
March 27, 1959
Cause of Death
Overdosed On Sleeping Pills; Suspected Suicide

Biography

Grant Withers was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Withers landed roles in various films, including "The Gentle Cyclone" (1926), "Upstream" (1927) and the comedy "College" (1927) with Buster Keaton. He also appeared in "The Road to Ruin" (1928), "So Long Letty" (1929) and the Frank Fay musical "The Show of Shows" (1929). His passion for...

Family & Companions

Loretta Young
Wife
Actor. Married 1930, annulled 1931; 17 years old when married.

Biography

Grant Withers was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Withers landed roles in various films, including "The Gentle Cyclone" (1926), "Upstream" (1927) and the comedy "College" (1927) with Buster Keaton. He also appeared in "The Road to Ruin" (1928), "So Long Letty" (1929) and the Frank Fay musical "The Show of Shows" (1929). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "Jungle Jim" (1937), "Held For Ransom" (1938) and "Mr. Wong, Detective" (1938). He also appeared in "Telephone Operator" (1938). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in "Bring on the Girls" (1945), "Utah" (1945) and "The Vampire's Ghost" (1945) with John Abbott. He also appeared in "Dakota" (1945) with John Wayne and the historical feature "My Darling Clementine" (1946) with Henry Fonda. Withers was most recently credited in the Cliff Robertson action film "PT109" (1963). Withers was married to Loretta Young. Withers passed away in March 1959 at the age of 55.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

I, Mobster (1959)
Paul Moran
Hell's Crossroads (1957)
Sheriff Steve Oliver
Last Stagecoach West (1957)
Jack Fergus
The White Squaw (1956)
Sheriff
Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)
Pendar
Run for Cover (1955)
Gentry
Jubilee Trail (1954)
Maj. Lyndon
Fair Wind to Java (1953)
Jason Blue
The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
Buck Ransey
Champ for a Day (1953)
Scotty Cameron
Iron Mountain Trail (1953)
Roger McCall
Tropic Zone (1953)
Bert Nelson
Captive of Billy the Kid (1952)
Van Stanley
Leadville Gunslinger (1952)
Jonathan Graves
Woman of the North Country (1952)
Henry S. Chapman
Hoodlum Empire (1952)
Rev. Simon Andrews
Tropical Heat Wave (1952)
Norman "Normie the Knife" James
Oklahoma Annie (1952)
Bull McCready
Belle Le Grand (1951)
Shannon
Million Dollar Pursuit (1951)
Carlo Petrov
The Sea Hornet (1951)
Rocky Lowe
Spoilers of the Plains (1951)
Gregory Camwell
Utah Wagon Train (1951)
Red Bancroft
Rio Grande (1950)
Deputy marshal
Rock Island Trail (1950)
David Strong
Trigger, Jr. (1950)
Monty Manson
The Savage Horde (1950)
Wade Proctor
Bells of Coronado (1950)
Craig Bennett
Tripoli (1950)
Sergeant Derek
Hit Parade of 1951 (1950)
"Smokey"
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
George Hayden
The Last Bandit (1949)
Editor Bagley
Hellfire (1949)
Sheriff Martin
Duke of Chicago (1949)
Tony Russo
Fort Apache (1948)
Silas Meacham
Old Los Angeles (1948)
Marshal Luckner
Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
Capt. Wilde Younguer
The Gallant Legion (1948)
Wesley Hardin
The Plunderers (1948)
Deputy Tap Lawrence
Angel in Exile (1948)
Sheriff
Homicide for Three (1948)
Joe Hatch, also known as Bruno Rose
Daredevils of the Clouds (1948)
Matt Conroy
Night Time in Nevada (1948)
Ran Farrell
Sons of Adventure (1948)
J. L. Sterling
Wyoming (1947)
Joe Sublette
The Trespasser (1947)
Kirk
Tycoon (1947)
Fog [Harris]
Gunfighters (1947)
Deputy Bill Yount
The Ghost Goes Wild (1947)
Bill Winters
Blackmail (1947)
Inspector Donaldson
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Ike Clanton
In Old Sacramento (1946)
Capt. Mark Slayter
Affairs of Geraldine (1946)
Henry Cooper
Bring on the Girls (1945)
Pierre
Dakota (1945)
Slagin
Utah (1945)
Ben Bowman
Dangerous Partners (1945)
Jonathan
Bells of Rosarita (1945)
William Ripley
Road to Alcatraz (1945)
Inspector Craven
The Vampire's Ghost (1945)
Father Gilchrist
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944)
FBI agent
The Fighting Seabees (1944)
Whanger Spreckles
The Girl Who Dared (1944)
Homer Norton
Silent Partner (1944)
Bob Ross
Goodnight, Sweetheart (1944)
Matt Colby
The Yellow Rose of Texas (1944)
Lukas
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943)
Waddy
Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
Reporter
Gildersleeve's Bad Day (1943)
Henry Potter
Minesweeper (1943)
Madigan
Petticoat Larceny (1943)
Detective Hogan
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
Bob Hastings
Northwest Rangers (1943)
Fowler
In Old Oklahoma (1943)
Richardson
No Time for Love (1943)
Pete Hanagan
Captive Wild Woman (1943)
Vet
Ship Ahoy (1942)
Stagehand
Butch Minds the Baby (1942)
Cactus Pete
Apache Trail (1942)
Lestrade
Tennessee Johnson (1942)
Mordecai Milligan
The Marines Come Thru (1942)
Jack
Woman of the Year (1942)
Al Dunlap
Wrecking Crew (1942)
Panama Hattie (1942)
Shore patrol
Father Takes a Wife (1941)
Judge Waters
Parachute Battalion (1941)
Captain
No Hands on the Clock (1941)
Harry Belding
Let's Make Music (1941)
Head waiter
The Get-Away (1941)
Parker
The Masked Rider (1941)
Douglas
Billy the Kid (1941)
Editor Shanahan
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
Sammy Lee
The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941)
Policeman
The Quarterback (1940)
First mug
Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940)
Withers
Men Against the Sky (1940)
Grant
Doomed to Die (1940)
Capt. Bill Street
Phantom of Chinatown (1940)
Captain Street
The Fatal Hour (1940)
Captain Bill Street
Tomboy (1940)
Charlie Kelly
Boy's Reformatory (1939)
Dr. Owens
Daughter of the Tong (1939)
Ralph Dickson
Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939)
Inspector Street
Navy Secrets (1939)
Steve Roberts, also known as Fletcher
The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939)
Detective-Sergeant Street
Lure of the Wasteland (1939)
Smitty
Touchdown, Army (1938)
Coach Andrews
Held for Ransom (1938)
Larry Scott
Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)
Captain Sam Street
Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)
Jack
The Secret of Treasure Island (1938)
Telephone Operator (1937)
Red
Bill Cracks Down (1937)
Tons Walker
Paradise Express (1937)
Laurence Doyle
Hollywood Round-Up (1937)
Grant Drexel
The Arizona Raiders (1936)
Monroe Adams
Border Flight (1936)
Lieutenant, Senior, Pat Tornell
The Sky Parade (1936)
Casey Cameron
Lady Be Careful (1936)
Lieut. Loomis
Let's Sing Again (1936)
Jim "Diablo" Wilkins
Hold 'Em Yale (1935)
Cleary
Goin' to Town (1935)
Young fellow
Ship Cafe (1935)
Rocky Stone
Waterfront Lady (1935)
Tod
Storm over the Andes (1935)
Mitchell
Society Fever (1935)
Ronald Dawson
The Test (1935)
Brule Conway
Rip Roaring Riley (1935)
Major Grey
Valley of Wanted Men (1935)
Ranger
Skybound (1935)
Chet Morley
Tailspin Tommy (1934)
Gambling Sex (1932)
Bill Foster
The Secrets of Wu Sin (1932)
James Manning
Red Haired Alibi (1932)
Robert Shelton
Too Young to Marry (1931)
Bill Clark
Swanee River (1931)
Garry
Other Men's Women (1931)
Bill
First Aid (1931)
Ralph Ingram
Back Pay (1930)
Gerald Smith
Soldiers and Women (1930)
Capt. Clive Branch
The Second Floor Mystery (1930)
Geoffrey West
Sinner's Holiday (1930)
Angel Harrigan
Dancing Sweeties (1930)
Bill Cleaver
The Other Tomorrow (1930)
Jim Carter
Scarlet Pages (1930)
Bob Lawrence
The Show of Shows (1929)
Tiger Rose (1929)
Bruce
Hearts in Exile (1929)
Paul Pavloff
Saturday's Children (1929)
Rims
The Madonna of Avenue A (1929)
Slim Shayne
In the Headlines (1929)
Nosey Norton
The Time, the Place, and the Girl (1929)
Jim Crane
The Greyhound Limited (1929)
Bill
So Long Letty (1929)
Harry Miller
Bringing Up Father (1928)
Dennis
Tillie's Punctured Romance (1928)
The Boy Trapezist/wireless operator
The Road to Ruin (1928)
Don Hughes
Golden Shackles (1928)
Frank Fordyce
College (1927)
His friends
The Final Extra (1927)
Pat Riley
In a Moment of Temptation (1927)
Editor
Upstream (1927)
Jack La Velle
The Gentle Cyclone (1926)
Wilkes Junior

Producer (Feature Film)

China's Little Devils (1945)
Producer
Son of the Navy (1940)
Associate Producer
On the Spot (1940)
Associate Producer
Chasing Trouble (1940)
Associate Producer
Irish Luck (1939)
Associate Producer
Mutiny in the Big House (1939)
Associate Producer

Cast (Special)

It's Always Sunday (1956)
William Brackett
Last Stagecoach West (1954)
Ben Gibson (Guest)

Cast (Short)

Your Last Act (1941)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Other Men's Women (1931) - I Had One Last Night It’s not clear until the end what director William A. Wellman is up to with his opening scene, as kooky railroad employee Bill (Grant Withers) stops in for a provocative chat with a waitress (Lillian Worth), in Other Men’s Women, 1931, with Mary Astor, James Cagney and Joan Blondell.
Gildersleeve's Bad Day (1943) - A Man Who Don't Like Ducks Through contrivance by niece and nephew Margie and Leroy (Nancy Gates, Freddie Mercer), title character “Uncle Morty” (Harold Peary) and the jury are dining at his place, Birdie and aunt Emma (Lillian Randolph, Jane Darwell) serving, Alex Christy the bailiff, Richard LeGrand as Peavy, and semi-crooked George (Harold Landon) on the phone, in GIlderseeve’s Bad Day, 1943.
Other Men's Women (1931) - Did You Say Kluck? Colorful bachelor railroad employee Bill (Grant Withers) and less lively, married Jack (Regis Toomey) have just gotten under-way when their colleague Ed (James Cagney) appears on top of their train, and director William A. Wellman executes a stunt, early in Other Men’s Women, 1931.
Other Men's Women (1931) - Make The First One Cold Boozy railroad man Bill (Grant Withers), kicked out of his own apartment, comes home with buddy Jack (Regis Toomey) and comes mostly to his senses, upon meeting wife Lily (Mary Astor) and family friend Peg Leg (J. Farrell MacDonald), in William A. Wellman’s Other Men’s Women, 1931.
Other Men's Women (1931) - Only One Of Us Is Happy Boarder Bill (Grant Withers) and Lily (Mary Astor), wife of his co-worker, housemate and best friend Jack (Regis Toomey), who’s stepped out for ice cream, have just this minute confessed their love to each other, torment rising in director William A. Wellman’s racy Other Men’s Women, 1931.
Fort Apache (1948) - You Know How Children Are Colonel Thursday (Henry Fonda), Captain York (John Wayne) and director John Ford are together in their disgust with Indian agent Meacham (Grant Withers), Victor McLaglen, Pedro Armendariz supporting, in Fort Apache, 1948.
My Darling Clementine (1946) - Open, My Name's Clanton Memorable and musical opening credits, cattle drive in Monument Valley and the first meeting of principals Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda) and "Old Man" Clanton (Walter Brennan), in John Ford's My Darling Clementine, 1946.
My Darling Clementine (1946) - Earp, Wyatt Earp Wyatt (Henry Fonda) returns to tell the mayor (Roy Roberts) he'll take the job as Marshal after all, which old man Clanton (Walter Brennan) thinks is funny until he catches the name, in John Ford's My Darling Clementine, 1946.
Upstream (1927) - Last And Least The opening of John Ford's recently re-discovered Upstream, 1927, starring Nancy Nash, Earle Foxe and Grant Withers, from Lost And Found: American Treasures From The New Zealand Film Archive, Part 1, 2013.

Companions

Loretta Young
Wife
Actor. Married 1930, annulled 1931; 17 years old when married.

Bibliography