Grady Sutton Biography

Birthday: 1906-04-05
Place of Birth: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: Grady Sutton was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He arrived in California in 1924. He got his first break in Hollywood from director William A. Seiter who used him as an extra in The Mad Whirl (1925) starring May McAvoy. Grady remained a Hollywood staple for the next 55 years. He specialized in playing naive, slightly befuddled young men and country bumpkins, adding comedic bits to many films. His most famous association came from appearing in four movies with W.C. Fields: The Pharmacist (1933), Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935), You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939) and The Bank Dick (1940). He can also be seen in such classics as My Man Godfrey (1936), Stage Door (1937), Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938), The Angels Wash Their Faces (1939), Anchors Aweigh (1945), White Christmas (1954) and A Star Is Born (1954). He was also a regular on "The Egg and I" (1951) and "The Phyllis Diller Show" (1966) television series. In total, he appeared in over 200 feature films and short subjects spanning 1924 to 1979. His final film appearance was in Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979). In 1994 he moved to the Motion Picture and Television Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California where he died September 17, 1995, of natural causes.

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Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Pack Up Your Troubles 1932 Comedy
Man on the Flying Trapeze 1935 Comedy
Alice Adams Frank Dowling 1935 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Waikiki Wedding 1937 Comedy, Musical, Romance
Stage Door 1937 Comedy, Drama
Having Wonderful Time 1938 Comedy, Romance
Vivacious Lady 1938 Comedy, Romance
Torrid Zone 1940 0, Biography
The Bank Dick 1940 Comedy
The Bashful Bachelor 1942 Comedy
Young Ideas 1943 Comedy
A Lady Takes a Chance 1943 Comedy, Romance
The Great Moment 1944 Comedy, Drama
Anchors Aweigh 1945 0, 0, Biography
Tickle Me 1965 0, 0, Biography
Paradise, Hawaiian Style 1966 Musical, Comedy
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas 1968 Comedy, Romance
Myra Breckinridge 1970 Comedy
Support Your Local Gunfighter! 1971 Comedy, Romance