Stanley Blystone

Stanley Blystone

Stanley Blystone
Born William Stanley Blystone
(1894-08-01)August 1, 1894
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Died July 16, 1956(1956-07-16) (aged 61)
Hollywood, California, USA
Cause of death Heart attack
Resting place Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery
Occupation Actor
Years active 1924-1956

Stanley Blystone (August 1, 1894 July 16, 1956) was an American film actor who made over 500 films appearances between 1924 and 1956.


Born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Blystone's full name was William Stanley Blystone. He is best known for his appearance in Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, playing Paulette Goddard's father, and several short films starring The Three Stooges. Some of his more memorable roles were in the films Half Shot Shooters, False Alarms, Goofs and Saddles, Three Little Twirps and Slaphappy Sleuths. His final appearance with the trio was Of Cash and Hash in 1955. He also appeared in several Laurel and Hardy films.


Blystone was married to Hollywood starlet Alma Tell (1898–1937).[1] They had no children. Blystone's brother John Blystone (1892–1938) was a film director in Hollywood. Stanley was the third cousin of CNN correspondent Richard Blystone and also the second cousin twice removed of George Carmack, who launched the Klondike gold rush.


Blystone was strolling down a Hollywood sidewalk on July 16, 1956 when he collapsed, dying of a sudden heart attack.[2] He was dressed as a cowboy for a Wyatt Earp film and was pronounced dead on arrival at Hollywood Receiving Hospital.[1] He was buried at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. 1 2 3 "Funeral Services Slated for Actor". Valley News. July 19, 1956. p. 53. Retrieved May 4, 2016 via
  2. "TV Actor Succumbs". Miami Daily News-Record. July 17, 1956. p. 5. Retrieved May 3, 2016 via
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