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Edward DeKalb Acuff (June 3, 1903 – December 17, 1956) was an American stage and film actor. His best-known recurring role is that of Mr. Beasley, the postman, in the Blondie movie series that starred Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake.[1]

Eddie Acuff
Edward DeKalb Acuff

(1903-06-03)June 3, 1903
DiedDecember 17, 1956(1956-12-17) (aged 53)
Years active1932–1952

Early yearsEdit

Acuff was born in Caruthersville, Missouri.[2] His maternal uncle was a performer on 19th century showboats along the Mississippi River.[citation needed]


Before beginning his Hollywood film career in 1934, Acuff performed in Broadway theatre in the early-1930s. His Broadway credits include Jayhawker (1934), Yellow Jack (1934), John Brown (1934), Growing Pains (1933), Heat Lightning (1933), and The Dark Hours (1932).[3]

He was seen in three film serials — as Curly in Jungle Girl, as Red Kelly, in Daredevils of the West, and as Spud Warner in Chick Carter Detective.[4]


On December 17, 1956, Acuff died of a heart attack[2] in Hollywood, California. He is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

Partial filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Day's Best Hollywood Story". Toledo Blade. January 12, 1948. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b Mayer, Geoff (2017). Encyclopedia of American Film Serials. McFarland. p. 26. ISBN 9780786477623. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Eddie Acuff". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 26 December 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  4. ^ Cline, William C. (1997). In the Nick of Time: Motion Picture Sound Serials. McFarland. p. 100. ISBN 9780786404711. Retrieved 26 December 2017.

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