Biography

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John Ridgely (September 6, 1909 – January 18, 1968) was an American film character actor with over 100 film credits. He appeared in the 1946 Humphrey Bogart film The Big Sleep as blackmailing gangster Eddie Mars and had a memorable role as a suffering heart patient in the film noir Nora Prentiss (1947).

The Chicago, Illinois-born actor appeared in a large number of other Warner Bros. films in the 1930s and 1940s.

Freelancing after 1948, John Ridgely continued to essay general-purpose parts until he left films in 1953; thereafter he worked in summer-theater productions and television until his death from a heart attack at the age of 58.

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Ridgely, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Ridgely (September 6, 1909 – January 18, 1968) was an American film character actor with over 100 film credits. He appeared in the 1946 Humphrey Bogart film The Big Sleep as blackmailing gangster Eddie Mars and had a memorable role as a suffering heart patient in the film noir Nora Prentiss (1947).

The Chicago, Illinois-born actor appeared in a large number of other Warner Bros. films in the 1930s and 1940s.

Freelancing after 1948, John Ridgely continued to essay general-purpose parts until he left films in 1953; thereafter he worked in summer-theater productions and television until his death from a heart attack at the age of 58.

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Ridgely, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 116

Birthday 1909-09-06

Day of Death 1968-01-18

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

  • John Ridgeley
  • John Ridgley

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1952 Off Limits as Lt. Cmdr. Parnell
1952 Fort Osage as Henry Travers
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth as Assistant Manager
1952 Room for One More as Harry Foreman
1951 As You Were as Captain
1951 A Place in the Sun as Coroner
1951 When the Redskins Rode as Christopher Gist
1951 Half Angel as Tim McCarey
1951 Thunder in God's Country as Bill Stafford
1951 The Last Outpost as Sam McQuade
1950 Saddle Tramp as Slim
1950 The Petty Girl as Patrolman
1950 Edge of Doom as 1st Detective
1950 The Lost Volcano as Fred Barton
1950 Beauty on Parade as Jeffrey Woodstock
1950 Backfire as Plainclothesman
1949 Border Incident as Mr. Neley
1949 Once More, My Darling as Burke
1949 Task Force as Dixie Rankin
1949 Tucson as Ben
1949 Trouble Makers as 'Silky' Thomas
1948 Luxury Liner as Chief Officer Carver
1948 Sealed Verdict as Capt. Lance Nissen
1947 High Wall as Assistant District Attorney David Wallace (as John Ridgeley)
1947 Possessed as Chief investigator of drowning
1947 Cry Wolf as Jackson Laidell
1947 That's My Man as Ramsey
1947 That Way With Women as Sam
1947 Nora Prentiss as Walter Bailey, Heart Patient
1947 The Man I Love as Roy Otis
1946 The Big Sleep as Eddie Mars
1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee as Mike Collins
1946 My Reputation as Cary Abbott
1945 Danger Signal as Thomas Turner
1945 Pride of the Marines as Jim Merchant
1945 God Is My Co-Pilot as David 'Tex' Hill
1944 Hollywood Canteen as Himself
1944 The Doughgirls as Julian Cadman
1944 Arsenic and Old Lace as Officer Saunders
1943 Destination Tokyo as Reserve Officer Raymond
1943 Northern Pursuit as Jim Austen
1943 Air Force as Pilot
1942 Secret Enemies as Agent John Trent
1942 Wings for the Eagle as Alec Johnson
1942 The Big Shot as Tim
1942 Bullet Scars as Hank O'Connor
1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner as Radio Man
1941 Dangerously They Live as John, Nazi Henchman
1941 Steel Against the Sky as Joe (uncredited)
1941 At the Stroke of Twelve as Reporter
1941 They Died with Their Boots On as 2nd Lt. Davis
1941 Nine Lives Are Not Enough as Garage Mechanic
1941 Navy Blues as 'Jersey'
1941 Highway West as Alex, Armored Car Guard
1941 Million Dollar Baby as Ollie Ward
1941 Strange Alibi as Tex Alexander (prisoner)
1941 Knockout as Pat Martin
1941 The Great Mr. Nobody as Eddie Williams
1940 March On, Marines as Hap
1940 Lady with Red Hair as Actor Playing Paul
1940 The Letter as Driver
1940 Father Is A Prince as Salesman
1940 No Time for Comedy as Cashier
1940 Service With The Colors as Army Lieutenant
1940 River's End as Jeffers
1940 They Drive by Night as Hank Dawson
1940 Brother Orchid as Texas Pearson
1940 Torrid Zone as Gardner
1940 Flight Angels as Lt. Parsons
1940 Saturday's Children as Mr. MacReady (voice)
1940 'Til We Meet Again as Junior Officer
1940 Teddy The Rough Rider as Reporter
1940 Castle on the Hudson as Intake Guard
1940 The Fighting 69th as Moran
1939 Invisible Stripes as Employment Clerk
1939 Private Detective as Donald Norton
1939 A Child Is Born as Intern Going to See Operation
1939 The Return of Doctor X as Rodgers
1939 Kid Nightingale as Whitey
1939 The Roaring Twenties as Cabbie at Grand Central
1939 Smashing the Money Ring as Policeman
1939 Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase as Reporter
1939 The Angels Wash Their Faces as Reporter at Pillory
1939 Everybody's Hobby as Ranger Mike Morgan
1939 Each Dawn I Die as Reporter
1939 Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite as Reporter at the Wrestling Match
1939 Indianapolis Speedway as Ted Horn
1939 The Cowboy Quarterback as Mr. Walters
1939 Quiet, Please as Sears' Assistant (uncredited)
1939 Naughty But Nice as Harry, Hudson's Assistant
1939 Torchy Runs for Mayor as Photographer in Mayor's Office
1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy as Army Hospital Clerk
1939 Dark Victory as Man Making Crack About Judith
1939 Women in the Wind as Salesman
1939 Secret Service of the Air as Joe LeRoy
1939 Nancy Drew... Reporter as Beldenburg Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
1939 Wings of the Navy as Dan Morrison
1939 Torchy Blane in Chinatown as Officer
1939 They Made Me a Criminal as Charles 'Charlie' Magee (reporter)
1939 King of the Underworld as Jerry
1938 Going Places as Desk Clerk
1938 Torchy Gets Her Man as Henchman Bugs
1938 Garden of the Moon as Sound Control Engineer
1938 Boy Meets Girl as Simmons - Friday's Film Cutter
1938 Racket Busters as Yellow Stripe Truck Driver
1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn as Beacon Reporter
1938 My Bill as Mr. Martin, Florist
1938 White Banners as Charles Ellis
1938 Little Miss Thoroughbred as Jim (aka Slug)
1938 Torchy Blane in Panama as Sparks (as John Ridgeley)
1938 He Couldn't Say No as Man-On-The-Street Reporter
1938 Forbidden Valley as Duke Lafferty
1938 Blondes at Work as Regan
1938 The Spy Ring as Spy Ring Member
1938 The Patient In Room 18 as Jim Warren
1935 Streamline Express as Train Steward

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