Person Details

Birthday: 1908-03-25 07:08:55

Death: 1980-07-07 07:08:55

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Falmouth, Florida, USA

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Movie Involvements: 66

TV Involvements: 0


Most Famous Work

Biography

Dan White (March 25, 1908 - July 7, 1980) 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

Most Famous Work

Gone with the Wind
Average
8

Gone with the Wind

(1939) Minor Role (uncredited)
Red River
Average
7

Red River

(1948) Laredo (uncredited)
The Grapes of Wrath
Average
8

The Grapes of Wrath

(1940) Poor Man Walking with Woman in Transient Camp (uncredited)
To Kill a Mockingbird
Average
8

To Kill a Mockingbird

(1962) Mob Leader (uncredited)
Touch of Evil
Average
8

Touch of Evil

(1958) Customs Officer (uncredited)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Average
7

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

(1949) Trooper (uncredited)
The Gunfighter
Average
7

The Gunfighter

(1950) Card Player in Barber Shop (uncredited)
Rawhide
Average
7

Rawhide

(1951) Gilchrist

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1975 Caldas
Col. Joab Cullen (as Daniel White)
1971 Judge Farraday
1967 N/A
1965 N/A
Marshal Davis (as Daniel M. White)
1964 N/A
1963 N/A
1962 Mob Leader (uncredited)
N/A
N/A
1959 N/A
Porky Reed (as Daniel White)
Judge Gruber
N/A
1958 Sam Kilgore
N/A
N/A
N/A
Court Clerk (uncredited)
Customs Officer (uncredited)
N/A
1957 Fred Moran
Al Farris (as Daniel White)
N/A
N/A
N/A
1956 N/A
N/A
Sheriff
Rogers
N/A
1955 N/A
N/A
N/A
Man in Buckboard (as Daniel White)
Barney Dent
1954 N/A
Tiswin Charlie
Harley Burger
1953 Sheriff
N/A
1952 N/A
N/A
N/A
1951 Passenger in Club Car (uncredited)
N/A
N/A
Gilchrist
1950 Airport Dispatcher (uncredited)
Card Player in Barber Shop (uncredited)
1949 Will Legate (uncredited)
Trooper (uncredited)
Abel Hatfield
Farmer (uncredited)
Henchman (uncredited)
Gabe
Jim McCord
1948 Sheriff
Crewman Edwards
Sheriff Norton
Pete
Laredo (uncredited)
Clint Waters
Prisoner
Henchman Jackson
1946 Joe - Henchman
1944 Henchman Bronco
Henchman Slim
Engineer Jim Lockwood
Henchman Wade
1943 Minstrel
Bar Spectator
Kurt, Murdered cowhand
Henchman Trigger
Sheriff Jones
Barfly
Henchman
1942 Rancher
1941 Barfly
Ringsider (uncredited)
Saloon Gambler
Townsman
1940 Faculty Extra
Will (uncredited)
Bank Teller / Stage Agent
Townsman
Wedding Guest Talking to Constable
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Poor Man Walking with Woman in Transient Camp (uncredited)
1939 Irate Townsman
Minor Role (uncredited)
Townsman
Henchman
Barfly (uncredited)
Henchman
Man at Meeting
Border Patrolman
Year Character Movie/Tv

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