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Dan White

Dan White was born to George & Orpha White about one mile from the Suwannee River in Falmouth, Florida. Falmouth was a small sleepy town then, as it is still today. He was one of 12 siblings who were moved to Lakeland sometime around WW I. Lakeland is where Dan was introduced into show business in 1922 at the age of 14. He ran away from home when the show moved on and traveled thousands of miles throughout the South in tent, minstrel, vaudeville and theater shows. Dan performed on stage with his brother Willard for nine years with a stock company in Tampa's old Rialto Theater. Frances Langford worked with him during this time and it was Dan who told her to go to Hollywood. During this period he met Matilda "Tilda" Mae Spivey on the stage, and married her on February 25, 1933. Tilda had a two-year-old child from a previous marriage by the name of Arthur "Art" Grant Gifford. Times were tough, so Dan had to get out of show business for a while to make some real money. In 1934 he found work with the Conservation Corps in Homestead, Florida, but show business was always in his heart. Dan knew he had what it took to "make it" in Hollywood, so he decided to make the move to California in 1935. They packed all their possessions into their Ford and started the long, arduous trek across the country. This was during the Great Depression, and money was very tight. They had to stop frequently in various cities across the country to make extra money to continue their journey. Dan was a very good auto mechanic and never had a problem finding this type of work wherever he went. This skill paid off once during the filming of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). During the "mob" scene, one of the cars they were to drive away in would not start. Dan opened the hood, stepped onto the front bumper, and had the car running in no time flat. Date of Birth 25 March 1908, Falmouth, Florida Date of Death 7 July 1980, Tampa, Florida


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Born:
Mar 25, 1908
Movie/TV Credits:
98
First Appeared:
In the movie Rough Riders' Round-up 1939-03-13
Latest Project:
Movie Creature of Darkness 2009-01-31
Known For
Poster of West Point
Poster of Taza, Son of Cochise
Poster of She Couldn't Say No
Poster of Unknown Island

Dan White Movies Filmography

Movie
Creature of Darkness
Mason 2009-01-31
Series
Barbershop
Romadal 2005-08-14
Movie
The Times of Harvey Milk
Himself (archive footage) 1984-10-07
Movie
Beyond the Bermuda Triangle
Caldas 1975-11-06
Movie
They Call It Murder
Judge Farraday 1971-12-17
Series
The High Chaparral
Unknown 1967-09-10
Series
Green Acres
Unknown 1965-09-15
Movie
The Bounty Killer
Marshal Davis (as Daniel M. White) 1965-07-30
Series
Flipper
Unknown 1964-09-19
Series
Petticoat Junction
Unknown 1963-09-24
Movie
To Kill a Mockingbird
Mob Leader (uncredited) 1962-12-25
Series
The Beverly Hillbillies
Unknown 1962-09-26
Series
The Virginian
Unknown 1962-09-19
Series
Rawhide
Unknown 1959-01-09
Series
The Rebel
Unknown 1959-10-04
Movie
This Earth Is Mine
Judge Gruber 1959-06-26
Movie
Attack of the Giant Leeches
Porky Reed (as Daniel White) 1959-10-01
Movie
Frontier Gun
Sam Kilgore 1958-10-31
Series
Bat Masterson
Unknown 1958-10-08
Series
The Rifleman
Unknown 1958-09-30
Series
The Texan
Unknown 1958-09-29
Movie
The Proud Rebel
Court Clerk (uncredited) 1958-07-01
Movie
Touch of Evil
Customs Officer (uncredited) 1958-04-23
Series
Sea Hunt
Unknown 1958-01-04
Series
Sugarfoot
Unknown 1957-09-17
Series
Have Gun – Will Travel
Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie
Gunfire at Indian Gap
Fred Moran 1957-12-11
Series
Maverick
Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie
Escape from Red Rock
Al Farris (as Daniel White) 1957-12-01
Series
West Point
Unknown 1956-10-05
Series
The Adventures of Jim Bowie
Unknown 1956-09-07
Movie
The First Traveling Saleslady
Sheriff 1956-08-01
Movie
Great Day in the Morning
Rogers (uncredited) 1956-05-16
Series
Highway Patrol
Unknown 1955-10-03
Series
Gunsmoke
Unknown 1955-09-10
Series
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
Unknown 1955-09-06
Movie
The Road to Denver
Man in Buckboard (as Daniel White) 1955-06-15
Movie
The Americano
Barney Dent 1955-01-19
Movie
She Couldn't Say No
Harley Burger 1954-02-15
Series
Lassie
Unknown 1954-09-12
Movie
Taza, Son of Cochise
1954-02-18
Movie
Born to the Saddle
Sheriff 1953-03-15
Series
General Electric Theater
Unknown 1953-02-01
Series
Cavalcade of America
Unknown 1952-10-01
Series
Hopalong Cassidy
Unknown 1952-09-19
Series
Adventures of Superman
Unknown 1952-09-19
Movie
The Tall Target
Passenger in Club Car (uncredited) 1951-08-17
Series
The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
Unknown 1951-04-15
Movie
Rawhide
Gilchrist 1951-03-25
Movie
A Lady Without Passport
Airport Dispatcher (uncredited) 1950-08-03
Movie
The Gunfighter
Card Player in Barber Shop (uncredited) 1950-06-23
Movie
Intruder in the Dust
Will Legate (uncredited) 1949-11-22
Movie
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Trooper (uncredited) 1949-10-22
Movie
Roseanna McCoy
Abel Hatfield 1949-10-12
Movie
The Cowboy and the Indians
Farmer (uncredited) 1949-09-15
Movie
El Paso
Henchman (uncredited) 1949-03-22
Movie
Cover Up
Gabe - Sheriff's Officer 1949-02-25
Movie
Outlaw Country
Jim McCord 1949-01-07
Movie
Albuquerque
Henchman Jackson 1948-02-20
Movie
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes
Prisoner 1948-05-23
Movie
Four Faces West
Clint Waters 1948-08-03
Movie
Red River
Laredo (uncredited) 1948-08-26
Movie
Station West
Pete 1948-09-01
Movie
Sunset Carson Rides Again
Sheriff Norton 1948-09-10
Movie
Unknown Island
Crewman Edwards 1948-10-15
Movie
Gunning for Justice
Sheriff 1948-11-06
Movie
Gun Town
Joe - Henchman 1946-01-18
Movie
Harmony Trail
Henchman Bronco 1944-12-01
Movie
The Utah Kid
Henchman Slim 1944-08-25
Movie
Arizona Whirlwind
Engineer Jim Lockwood 1944-02-21
Movie
Westward Bound
Henchman Wade 1944-01-17
Movie
Border Patrol
Henchman 1943-04-02
Movie
The Kansan
Barfly 1943-09-10
Movie
Arizona Trail
Sheriff Jones 1943-09-15
Movie
Blazing Guns
Henchman Trigger 1943-10-08
Movie
Outlaws of Stampede Pass
Kurt, Murdered cowhand 1943-10-15
Movie
False Colors
Bar Spectator 1943-11-05
Movie
Boss of Rawhide
Minstrel 1943-11-20
Movie
Sheriff Of Sage Valley
Rancher 1942-09-02
Movie
Forbidden Trails
Barfly 1941-12-25
Movie
Texas
Ringsider (uncredited) 1941-10-09
Movie
The Lone Rider in Frontier Fury
Saloon Gambler 1941-08-08
Movie
The Lone Rider in Ghost Town
Townsman 1941-05-16
Movie
Beyond Tomorrow
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) 1940-01-01
Movie
The Grapes of Wrath
Poor Man Walking with Woman in Transient Camp (uncredited) 1940-03-15
Movie
Our Town
Wedding Guest Talking to Constable 1940-05-24
Movie
Adventures of Red Ryder
Townsman 1940-06-28
Movie
Deadwood Dick
Bank Teller / Stage Agent 1940-07-19
Movie
The Howards of Virginia
Will (uncredited) 1940-09-19
Movie
Too Many Girls
Faculty Extra 1940-10-08
Movie
Days of Jesse James
Irate Townsman 1939-12-20
Movie
Gone with the Wind
Minor Role (uncredited) 1939-12-15
Movie
Death Rides the Range
Townsman 1939-12-14
Movie
El Diablo Rides
Henchman 1939-12-12
Movie
Destry Rides Again
Barfly 1939-11-30
Movie
The Fighting Renegade
Henchman 1939-08-31
Movie
In Old Monterey
Man at Meeting 1939-08-14
Movie
Rough Riders' Round-up
Border Patrolman 1939-03-13