Ford Rainey

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Birthday
8, 1908
Birthplace
Idaho
Death Date
Jul 25, 2005 (96)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
8, 1908
Birthplace
Idaho
Death Date
Jul 25, 2005 (96)

About

Remembered for his roles in such 1950s and '60s films as Perfect Strangers and Two Rode Together, he also made guest appearances on numerous television series, including The Untouchables, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, and Bonanza.

Before Fame

After studying at Seattle, Washington's Cornish Drama School, he trained at the Michael Chekhov Theatre Studio in Connecticut. He made his Broadway debut in 1939 in The Possessed; he appeared in his first film, White Heat, a decade later.

Trivia

He and character actor Woodrow Chambliss co-founded a California theatre company called the Ojai Valley Players.

Family Life

A native of Mountain Home, Idaho, he later lived in New York City and Los Angeles, California. In his mid forties, he married Sheila Hayden; the couple raised children named Robert, James, and Kathy.

Associated With

He appeared with Steve McQueen in the 1966 movie The Sand Pebbles.