Charley Grapewin

American actor (1869-1956)

Charles Ellsworth Grapewin (December 20, 1869 – February 2, 1956) was an American vaudeville and circus performer. He was known for playing Uncle Henry in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's The Wizard of Oz (1939), Grandpa Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Jeeter Lester in Tobacco Road (1941), and California Joe in They Died With Their Boots On (1941).[1]

Charley Grapewin
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Grapewin in The Grapes of Wrath trailer (1940)
Born
Charles Ellsworth Grapewin

(1869-12-20)December 20, 1869
DiedFebruary 2, 1956(1956-02-02) (aged 86)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery
Occupation
  • Vaudeville performer
  • actor (stage and screen)
  • comedian
  • writer
  • circus performer
Years active1900–1956[source?]
Spouse(s)
Anna Chance
(m. 1896; died 1943)

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