Charley Grapewin

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Birthday
20, 1869
Birthplace
Xenia, OH
Death Date
Feb 2, 1956 (86)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
20, 1869
Birthplace
Xenia, OH
Death Date
Feb 2, 1956 (86)

About

Early 20th-century actor who played Uncle Henry in The Wizard of Oz. His other films include 1933's Pilgrimage, 1938's Of Human Hearts, and 1944's Follow the Boys.

Before Fame

He performed as a trapeze artist and Broadway actor before beginning his film career.

Trivia

He also had an iconic 1940 role as Grandpa Joad in The Grapes of Wrath.

Family Life

He was married to Anna Chance from 1896 until her death in 1943. 

Associated With

He played Judy Garland's on-screen uncle in the classic film The Wizard of Oz.