Wilton Graff (13 August 1903 – 13 January 1969) was an American actor.
Wilton Calvert Ratcliffe
August 13, 1903
|Died||January 13, 1969 (aged 65)|
(m. 1938; died 1950)
Elizabeth W. Wilson
Graff debuted on Broadway in Fantasia (1933). His last Broadway appearance was in Gabrielle (1941). He began working in movies in the 1940s and eventually appeared in dozens, usually as a professional man or an authority figure, such as a military officer. He starred in only one film, Bloodlust!, playing against type as an obvious, deranged villain. Most of his work in the last 10 years of his career was on television.
In 1956 he guest starred on James Arness’s TV Western Series Gunsmoke, as “Troy Carver”, in the episode “20-20” (S1E19) as an aging lawman losing both his eyesight and his faith in his ability to handle his job.
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.
- Earl of Puddlestone (1940) - Mr. Thayer (uncredited)
- Jungle Queen (1945, Serial) - Courier (uncredited)
- A Royal Scandal (1945) - Russian General (uncredited)
- Earl Carroll Vanities (1945) - Mr. Thayer
- Counter-Attack (1945) - Russian Officer (uncredited)
- Gangs of the Waterfront (1945) - Police Commissioner Hogan
- Strange Confession (1945) - Brandon
- An Angel Comes to Brooklyn (1945) - Rodney Lloyd
- Pillow of Death (1945) - Police Captain McCracken
- Because of Him (1946) - Stage Manager (uncredited)
- Just Before Dawn (1946) - Alexander 'Alec' Girard (uncredited)
- The Phantom Thief (1946) - Rex Duncan
- Valley of the Zombies (1946) - Dr. Lucifer Garland
- Traffic in Crime (1946) - Nick Cantrell
- Avalanche (1946) - Jeremy Austin
- The Unknown (1946) - Ralph Martin
- Shadowed (1946) - Tony Montague
- Dead Reckoning (1947) - Surgeon (uncredited)
- The Web (1947) - District Attorney
- The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947) - Maxwell Kenyon (uncredited)
- High Conquest (1947) - Mr. Douglaston
- They Won't Believe Me (1947) - Patrick Gold - Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
- Something in the Wind (1947) - Mr. Belton (uncredited)
- Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1947) - Cedric Mason
- Key Witness (1947) - Albert Loring
- Gentleman's Agreement (1947) - Maitre d' (uncredited)
- A Double Life (1947) - Dr. Mervin
- A Woman's Vengeance (1948) - Defending Counselor (uncredited)
- The Wreck of the Hesperus (1948) - Caleb Cross
- The Return of the Whistler (1948) - Dr. Bertram H. Grantland (uncredited)
- Who Killed Doc Robbin (1948) - Prosecutor
- Another Part of the Forest (1948) - Sam Taylor
- The Babe Ruth Story (1948) - Dr. Beldon (uncredited)
- The Gentleman from Nowhere (1948) - Larry Hendricks
- The Gallant Blade (1948) - Duc, d'Orleans
- The Mozart Story (1948) - Antonio Salieri
- Family Honeymoon (1948) - Dr. Wilson (uncredited)
- The Dark Past (1948) - Frank Stevens
- Caught (1949) - Gentry (uncredited)
- Blondie's Big Deal (1949) - Joe Dillon
- Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) - Nick Donford (uncredited)
- Reign of Terror (1949) - Marquis de Lafayette (uncredited)
- Once More, My Darling (1949) - Mr. Frobisher
- And Baby Makes Three (1949) - Root (uncredited)
- Girls' School (1950) - Dave Vickers
- When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950) - General Chester Jans (uncredited)
- Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950) - Dr. Harold Jones (uncredited)
- Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950) - Capt. Alvarado
- Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950) - Baron Fitzwalter
- Convicted (1950) - Dr. Agar (scenes deleted)
- The West Point Story (1950) - Lieutenant Colonel Martin
- Mr. Imperium (1951) - Andrew Bolton (uncredited)
- My True Story (1951) - George Trent
- Night Into Morning (1951) - Attorney (uncredited)
- Mask of the Avenger (1951) - Count Dimorna (uncredited)
- Young Man with Ideas (1952) - Mr. Cardy
- Fearless Fagan (1952) - Col. Horne
- Springfield Rifle (1952) - Col. George Sharpe
- Something for the Birds (1952) - Taylor
- Operation Secret (1952) - French Official
- Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) - Garvey
- The I Don't Care Girl (1953) - Florenz 'Flo' Ziegfeld (uncredited)
- Lili (1953) - M. Tonit
- Scandal at Scourie (1953) - Mr. Leffington
- So This Is Love (1953) - Henry Erlanger, Producer (uncredited)
- Miss Sadie Thompson (1953) - Governor
- A Star Is Born (1954) - Shrine Auditorium Emcee (uncredited)
- The Sea Chase (1955) - Counsel General Hepke
- The Benny Goodman Story (1956) - John Hammond Sr.
- Lust for Life (1956) - Rev. Stricker
- Something of Value (1957) - Captain Hillary (uncredited)
- Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957) - John Rusk (uncredited)
- Compulsion (1959) - Mr. Steiner
- Return to Peyton Place (1961) - Dr. Fowlkes (uncredited)
- Bloodlust! (1961) - Dr. Albert Balleau
- Sail a Crooked Ship (1961) - Simon J. Harrison
- Lonnie (1963) - Mitchell
- "'Beauty And the Beast' Seen By Child Audience". Hartford Courant. Connecticut, Hartford. December 13, 1931. p. 9. Retrieved May 18, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Wilton Graff". IMDb. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
- "Cars Available for Voters Today". Hartford Courant. Connecticut, Hartford. June 6, 1921. p. 13. Retrieved May 18, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- 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 Newspapers.com.
- "Wilton Graff". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 19 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
- Senn, Bryan (2013). The Most Dangerous Cinema: People Hunting People on Film. McFarland. p. 40. ISBN 9780786435623. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
- 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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