John Eldredge (actor)

John Eldredge (August 30, 1904 – September 23, 1961) was an American actor from San Francisco.[1] He was the younger brother of character actor George Eldredge (1898-1977).[2]

Born August 30, 1904, John Eldredge was the son of a clergyman who made a speciality of dramatics at University. When he confessed to his father that he wanted to be an actor, his father grinned and said: "That's all right son so long as you are a good one." He began his theatrical career in repertory and then in comic opera and later played small parts in New York City till he made a hit on Broadway and it was a role opposite Lillian Gish that won him a Warners film contract.[3]

He died September 23, 1961 of a heart attack at Laguna Beach, California, United States.[4]

Partial filmography


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  3. Hal Erickson. "John Eldredge - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.
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