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Eddie Acuff (June 3, 1908 – December 17, 1956) was an American 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.

Acuff was born Edward DeKalb Acuff in Caruthersville, Missouri. His maternal uncle was a performer on 19th century showboats along the Mississippi River.

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).

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.

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eddie Acuff (June 3, 1908 – December 17, 1956) was an American 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.

Acuff was born Edward DeKalb Acuff in Caruthersville, Missouri. His maternal uncle was a performer on 19th century showboats along the Mississippi River.

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).

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.

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

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 109

Birthday 1908-06-03

Day of Death 1956-12-17

Place of Birth Caruthersville, Missouri, USA

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Also Known As

  • Edward DeKalb Acuff
  • Edward Acuff

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1952 Stop, You're Killing Me as Cab Driver
1949 Blondie's Big Deal as Mailman
1948 Blondie's Secret as Mailman
1948 Bungalow 13 as José Fernando
1948 The Timber Trail as Telegraph Operator
1947 Bandits of Dark Canyon as Stage Passenger Faraday
1947 Blondie in the Dough as Mailman
1947 Exposed as Policeman at Bentry Mansion Door
1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Wells Fargo Cowboy (uncredited)
1947 Swing the Western Way as Mr. Spraggs
1947 Bells of San Angelo as Bus Driver
1947 Blondie's Big Moment as Mailman
1946 Wake Up and Dream as Bus Driver
1946 The Bamboo Blonde as M.P. Sergeant (uncredited)
1946 The Flying Serpent as Jerry 'Jonesy' Jones
1945 Life with Blondie as Mailman
1945 The Hidden Eye as Whitey
1945 Flame of Barbary Coast as Smokey, the Train Engineer (uncredited)
1945 Honeymoon Ahead as Connors
1945 Between Two Women as Orderly
1945 Leave It to Blondie as Mailman
1945 Without Love as Cabbie
1944 Can't Help Singing as Cavalry Officer (uncredited)
1944 Something for the Boys as Blue Army Radio Operator (uncredited)
1944 Bride by Mistake as Photographer (uncredited)
1944 It Happened Tomorrow as Jim
1944 Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble as Taxi Driver #1 (uncredited)
1944 Christmas Holiday as Steve, a Soldier (uncredited)
1943 Lost Angel as Policeman (uncredited)
1943 Daredevils of the West as Red Kelly
1943 Slightly Dangerous as - (uncredited)
1942 Fall In as Sgt. Topps
1942 Girl Trouble as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie as Clifford
1942 Take a Letter, Darling as Man Who Picks Teeth (uncredited)
1942 Who Is Hope Schuyler? as Arthur Guerney
1942 What's Cookin'? as Doorman (uncredited)
1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory as Clifford Genet
1941 They Died with Their Boots On as Cpl. Smith
1941 Bad Man of Deadwood as Reports Burns is dead
1941 Rags to Riches as Ace
1941 Bad Men of Missouri as Peg Leg
1941 Mr. District Attorney as Cabbie
1941 Dutiful But Dumb as Headquarters Guard - Right of Door (uncredited)
1941 Robin Hood of the Pecos as Sam Starr
1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! as Lowery - a Reporter
1940 The Texas Rangers Ride Again as Bud - Ranger Stenographer
1940 The Border Legion as Ticket Agent
1940 The Bank Dick as Reporter (uncredited)
1940 Dr. Kildare's Crisis as Clifford Genet, Window Cleaner
1940 One Night in the Tropics as First S.S. Atlantica Steward
1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her as Joe (uncredited)
1940 Spring Parade as Earl (uncredited)
1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home as Clifford Genet - an Orderly
1940 Flowing Gold as Shorty Smith
1940 The Boys from Syracuse as Taxi Cab Driver
1940 They Drive by Night as Driver in Cafe
1940 Buck Benny Rides Again as Truck Driver
1940 Shooting High as Andy Carson
1940 It's a Date as Ship's Steward
1940 Charlie Chan in Panama as Dance Sailor Suspicious of Kathi
1940 Castle on the Hudson as Bill - Prisoner Dispensing Clothing
1940 Cafe Hostess as Scotty
1939 Days of Jesse James as Train Conductor
1939 Meet Dr. Christian as Benson
1939 The Roaring Twenties as Cabbie
1939 Espionage Agent as Minor Role
1939 Miracles For Sale as Second Taxi Driver
1939 When Tomorrow Comes as Second Bus Driver (uncredited)
1939 The Cowboy Quarterback as Pilot
1939 Blind Alley as State Trooper Stopping Fred
1939 Rough Riders' Round-up as Tommy Ward
1939 Blondie Meets the Boss as Pots and Pans Peddler
1939 Society Smugglers as Radio Expert
1939 Wings of the Navy as Reporter (uncredited)
1939 The Mysterious Miss X as Pete, a Policeman
1939 The Phantom Creeps as Mac
1938 Next Time I Marry as Gas Station Attendant
1938 Rhythm of the Saddle as Dixie Erwin
1938 How to Watch Football as Yelling fan next to Benchley
1938 Youth Takes a Fling as Bum
1938 Four Daughters as Sam
1938 Smashing the Rackets as Joe - Hoodlum
1938 Ladies in Distress as Horace (1st Thug)
1938 Law of the Underworld as Bill
1938 Breakdowns of 1938 as Himself
1938 The Invisible Menace as Corporal Sanger
1937 Hollywood Hotel as Cameraman
1937 She Loved a Fireman as Skillet Michaels
1937 They Won't Forget as Drugstore Clerk
1937 Love Is on the Air as 'Dunk' Glover
1937 Back in Circulation as Murphy
1937 The Outer Gate as Todd
1937 Talent Scout as Musselman - Writer
1937 The Singing Marine as Sam
1937 What Price Vengeance as Tex McGirk
1937 The Go-Getter as Bob Blair
1937 Guns of the Pecos as Jeff Carter
1936 Laughing at Trouble as Jamie Bradford
1936 The Case of the Velvet Claws as Spudsy Drake
1936 Jailbreak as Sig Patton
1936 The Golden Arrow as Davis
1936 The Law in Her Hands as Eddie O'Malley
1936 Colleen
1936 The Walking Dead as Betcha
1936 Boulder Dam as Ed Harper
1936 The Petrified Forest as Lineman
1935 Miss Pacific Fleet as Clarence 'Dutch'
1935 Shipmates Forever as Lincoln 'Cowboy'

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