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John Eldredge (actor)

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John D. Eldredge (August 30, 1904 – September 23, 1961) was an American actor from San Francisco.[1] He was the younger brother of character actor George Eldredge (1898–1977).[2]

Born August 30, 1904, John Eldredge was the son of a clergyman who made a speciality of dramatics at university. When he confessed to his father that he wanted to be an actor, his father grinned and said: "That's all right son so long as you are a good one."[citation needed] He began his theatrical career in repertory and then in comic opera and later played small parts in New York City till he made a hit on Broadway and it was a role opposite Lillian Gish that won him a Warners film contract.[3]

Eldredge's Broadway credits include Three-Cornered Moon (1932), The Good Fairy (1932), Katerina (1928), The Cherry Orchard (1928), and The Would-be Gentleman (1928).[4]

In 1954–1955, Eldredge played Harry Archer, father of the title character, in the CBS Television situation comedy Meet Corliss Archer.[5]

He died September 23, 1961, at his home in Treasure Island Trailer Park in Laguna Beach, California, where he was recovering from a heart attack.[6][7]

Selected filmography


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  2. ^ "Louie The Movie Buff: GEORGE ELDREDGE".
  3. ^ Hal Erickson. "John Eldredge – Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos – AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. ^ "("John Eldredge" search results)". Playbill Vault. Playbill. Archived from the original on 19 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  5. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 677. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  6. ^ "John Eldredge, Movie and TV Actor, Dies". Los Angeles Times. September 24, 1961 – via
  7. ^ "Final Rites Pending for Actor John D. Eldredge". Oakland Tribune. September 25, 1961 – via
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