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Wilton Graff (13 August 1903 – 13 January 1969) was an American actor.

Wilton Graff
"Bloodlust" Movie poster with Graff as the mad hunter
Born Wilton Calvert Ratcliffe
(1903-08-13)August 13, 1903
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died January 13, 1969(1969-01-13) (aged 65)
Pacific Palisades, California, U.S.
Years active 1939-1964
Spouse(s) Mary Goodwin (m. 1938; her death 1950) (1 child)
Elizabeth W. Wilson (m. 1952; his death 1969)


Early yearsEdit

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Graff,[1] he was born Wilton Calvert Ratcliffe in St. Louis, Missouri, US.[2] He graduated from West Hartford High School in 1921.[3]


Before he became an actor, Graff worked for newspapers, including The Hartford Times, The Springfield Republcan, and the Paris Herald.[4]

Graff debuted on Broadway in Fantasia (1933). His last Broadway appearance was in Gabrielle (1941).[5] He began working in films in the 1940s, starring in only one film, Bloodlust!. Most of his work in the last 10 years of his career was on television.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Graff was married twice, firstly to Mary Goodwin, from 6 August 1938 until her death on 11 April 1950. They had one child, Nancy Graff. On 12 June 1952, he married Elizabeth W. Wilson, and they remained together until his death.


Graff died in Pacific Palisades, California on 14 January 1969. He was 65 years old.[7]

Partial filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "'Beauty And the Beast' Seen By Child Audience". Hartford Courant. Connecticut, Hartford. December 13, 1931. p. 9. Retrieved May 18, 2018 – via   
  2. ^ "Wilton Graff". IMdB. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cars Available for Voters Today". Hartford Courant. Connecticut, Hartford. June 6, 1921. p. 13. Retrieved May 18, 2018 – via   
  4. ^ Hay, Calla (August 5, 1951). "Actor Wilton Graff Plays Actor Role In New Play At Teatro". The Santa Fe New Mexican. New Mexico, Santa Fe. p. 19. Retrieved May 18, 2018 – via   
  5. ^ "Wilton Graff". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 19 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018. 
  6. ^ Senn, Bryan (2013). The Most Dangerous Cinema: People Hunting People on Film. McFarland. p. 40. ISBN 9780786435623. Retrieved 19 May 2018. 
  7. ^ Wilson, Scott (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. p. 291. ISBN 9781476625997. Retrieved 19 May 2018. 

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