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Grandon Rhodes
Grandon Rhodes in Earth vs. The Flying Saucers 1956
Born
Grandon Neviers Augustine Rolker

(1904-08-07)August 7, 1904
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedJune 9, 1987(1987-06-09) (aged 82)
Encino, California, U.S.
OccupationActor

Grandon Rhodes (born Grandon Neviers Augustine Rolker; August 7, 1904 – June 9, 1987) was an American actor.

Early years

Rhodes was born on August 7, 1904 in Jersey City, New Jersey.[citation needed]

Career

Early in his career, Rhodes acted in stock theater with troupes in Montreal, Oklahoma City, Omaha, and Hartford, among other places.[1] His film debut came in Follow the Boys (1944).[2]

In addition to numerous film appearances,[3] he was also a regular in two long-running television shows, playing the doctor in Bonanza and the judge in Perry Mason.[4] He also appeared in a recurring role as Beverly Hills banker Chester Vanderlip throughout most of the run of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show.[citation needed]

Rhodes acted in repertory theatre in Hartford, Montreal, Oklahoma City, and Omaha. In January 1932, He became the leading man of the Auditorium Permanent Players in Rochester, New York.[5] Rhodes's Broadway credits included A Boy Who Lived Twice (1945), The Deep Mrs. Sykes (1945), Flight to the West (1940), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1938), Ceiling Zero (1935), Lost Horizons (1934), and Antony and Cleopatra (1924).[6]

Personal life and death

Rhodes was married first to Eveta Bryant and later to actress Ruth Lee.[citation needed] He died on June 9, 1987 in Encino, California.[4]

Selected filmography

References

  1. ^ "Grandon Rhodes Succeeds Walter Bonn as Auditorium Leading Man". Democrat and Chronicle. New York, Rochester. January 21, 1932. p. 11. Retrieved June 6, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "Grandon Rhodes". Daily Record. New Jersey, Morristown. Associated Press. June 23, 1987. p. 7. Retrieved June 6, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ "Grandon Rhodes; Character Actor". The Daily Register. Ohio, Dover. Associated Press. June 23, 1987. p. 7.
  4. ^ a b "Veteran Actor Grandon Rhodes Dies". Los Angeles Times. 1987-06-20. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Grandon Rhodes Succeeds Walter Bonn as Auditorium Leading Man". Democrat and Chronicle. New York, Rochester. January 21, 1932. p. 11. Retrieved September 13, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Grandon Rhodes". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on September 13, 2020. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
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