Russell Wade

Russell Wade (June 22, 1917 – December 9, 2006)[1] was an American actor.

Life and careerEdit

Russell Wade was born on June 21, 1917, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He signed an RKO contract in 1942.[2] Having appeared in 80 films, his last one was Beyond Glory in 1948.

With a boost from actor Pat O'Brien, Wade moved up from being an extra to having a role that was "expanded and tailored" for him in The Iron Major (1943).[3]


On December 9, 2006, Wade died in Palm Springs, California, at age 89.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b Lentz, Harris M. III (2007). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2006: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 389. ISBN 9780786452118. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  2. ^ New York Times "In films from 1936, American actor Russell Wade enjoyed a brief burst of prominence when he was signed to an RKO contract in 1942. Wade is best known for his appearances in the eerie Val Lewton productions The ..."
  3. ^ "Screen Extra Since 1936 Finally Gets That Break". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. June 22, 1943. p. 16. Retrieved January 18, 2018 – via  
  4. ^ Imdb Russell Wade

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