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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:
88
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 Flipper
Poster of Rawhide
Poster of Roseanna McCoy
Poster of Station West
Filmography
Movie Creature of Darkness Mason 2009-01-31
Series Barbershop Romadal 2005-08-14
Movie Beyond the Bermuda Triangle Caldas 1975-11-06
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 Attack of the Giant Leeches Porky Reed (as Daniel White) 1959-10-01
Series Bat Masterson Unknown 1958-10-08
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Series The Texan Unknown 1958-09-29
Series Sea Hunt Unknown 1958-09-23
Movie The Proud Rebel Court Clerk (uncredited) 1958-07-01
Movie Touch of Evil Customs Officer 1958-04-23
Series Have Gun - Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Sugarfoot Unknown 1957-09-17
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie Escape from Red Rock Al Farris (as Daniel White) 1957-12-01
Movie Gunfire at Indian Gap Fred Moran 1957-12-11
Series The West Point Story 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 Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Movie The Americano Barney Dent 1955-01-19
Movie The Road to Denver Man in Buckboard (as Daniel White) 1955-06-15
Series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Unknown 1955-09-06
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Highway Patrol Unknown 1955-10-03
Series Lassie Unknown 1954-09-12
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 Adventures of Superman Unknown 1952-09-19
Series Hopalong Cassidy Unknown 1952-09-19
Series The Adventures of Kit Carson Unknown 1951-08-11
Series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Movie Rawhide Gilchrist 1951-03-25
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 Sunset Carson Rides Again Sheriff Norton 1948-09-10
Movie Four Faces West Clint Waters 1948-08-03
Movie Station West Pete 1948-10-16
Movie Gunning for Justice Sheriff 1948-11-06
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 False Colors Bar Spectator 1943-11-05
Movie Boss of Rawhide Minstrel 1943-11-20
Movie Outlaws of Stampede Pass Kurt, Murdered cowhand 1943-10-15
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 Our Town Wedding Guest Talking to Constable 1940-05-24
Movie Beyond Tomorrow Gas Station Attendant 1940-01-01
Movie The Grapes of Wrath Poor Man Walking with Woman in Transient Camp (uncredited) 1940-03-15
Movie Deadwood Dick Bank Teller / Stage Agent 1940-07-19
Movie Adventures of Red Ryder Townsman 1940-06-28
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 Undetermined Minor Role 1939-12-15
Movie Death Rides the Range Townsman 1939-12-14
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