“Forgotten Hollywood”- Journeyman Actor Has Died…

Posted on May 29, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Wally Cassell was a durable character actor during Hollywood’s studio era. He began his cinematic career in 1942, initially appearing in uncredited roles. Today, he is a little-remembered cog in a litany of wonderful films. He was a also a lifelong friend of Mickey Rooney. The popular actor served as the best man at his 1947 wedding. Wally remained married until the day he died.

wally cassell   His movies include Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, National Velvet, The Thin Man Goes HomeThe Story of G.I. JoeThe ClockThe Postman Always Rings Twice, Son of Lassie, Anchor’s Aweigh, Sands of Iwo JimaWhite HeatQuicksand, City That Never Sleeps, and Island in the Sky. Cassell also guest starred in several television series, including The Loretta Young ShowGunsmoke, the 1959 premier episode of The UntouchablesRawhide, and The Beverly Hillbillies.

   He retired from acting in 1964 and became a businessman. One of the oldest remnants from our celluloid past, Wally Cassell was 103.      WALLY CASSELL

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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