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).
Grapewin in The Grapes of Wrath trailer (1940)
Charles Ellsworth Grapewin
December 20, 1869
Xenia, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||February 2, 1956 (aged 86)|
Corona, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery|
(m. 1896; died 1943)
- "Charles Grapewin Is Dead at 86; Stage Comedian Scored in Movies; Portrayed Jeeter Lester in Film 'Tobacco Road,' Grampa in 'Grapes of Wrath' Was "Pop" in Three Pictures", obituary, "The New York Times", digital archives (1923-present), February 3, 1956. Retrieved January 22, 2014.