Grant Richards


Born: New York City, New York, USA


Grant Richards (21 December 1911 – 4 July 1963) was an American actor and voice actor, who appeared mainly in movies in the late 1930s through to the late 1950s.Richards was born in New York City. He was married to actress Joan Valerie.In 1937, he became the first actor in the Federal Theatre Project to gain a film contract, signing with the Major Pictures company.His films include On Such a Night (1937) and Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (1959). Richards made three guest appearances on Perry Mason, as Jerry Haywood in the 1958 episodes The Case of the Haunted Husband and The Case of the Sardonic Sargeant, and the role of murder victim George Sherwin in the 1961 episode, The Case of the Missing Melody. He also appeared in several episodes of ABCs The Untouchables.In 1958, he played the gunfighter and saloon owner Luke Short in an episode of the ABC/Desilu western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh OBrian in the title role. Paul Brinegar plays the role of James H. Dog Kelley, the mayor of Dodge City in this episode. He died in a car accident in Los Angeles, aged 51.

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