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John Qualen in Casablanca
John Qualen in Casablanca

John Qualen (December 8, 1899 - September 12, 1987) was a film character actor. Image File history File links John_Qualen. ... Image File history File links John_Qualen. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 19th century in film 1898 in film 1899 1900 in film years in film film Events Pathé-Frères is founded. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... See also: 1986 in film, other events of 1987, 1988 in film, list of years in film. // Events May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... A character actor is an actor who predominantly performs supporting parts, often in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ...


He was born Johan Mandt Kvalen in Vancouver, British Columbia, and grew up in Elgin, Illinois. One of Qualen's memorable roles was as Muley, who recounts the destruction of his farm by the bank in John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath (1940). Qualen also appeared in Casablanca (1942), The Fugitive (1947), The Big Steal (1949), The Searchers (1956), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). Qualen also acted extensively on televsionin the 1970s, playing senior citizens. Members of Parliament Libby Davies, Ujjal Dosanjh, David Emerson, Hedy Fry, Stephen Owen Members of the Legislative Assembly Gordon Campbell, David Chudnovsky, Adrian Dix, Colin Hansen, Jenny Kwan, Lorne Mayencourt, Wally Oppal, Gregor Robertson, Shane Simpson, Carole Taylor Mayor Larry Campbell City Manager Judy Rogers Governing Body Vancouver City Council... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Area 944,735 km² (5th) Land 925,186 km² Water 19,549 km² (2. ... Incorporated City in 1854. ... The cover of The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath is a work of fiction written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. ... Casablanca is a 1942 movie set during World War II in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. ... The Fugitive is a 1947 film starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford. ... The Big Steal is a 1949 black-and-white film noir/comedy reteaming Out of the Past stars Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer. ... The Searchers is a 1956 epic Western film which tells the story of a man who spends years looking for his niece who was taken by Indians. ... The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic Western movie made in 1962. ...


John Qualen died of heart failure in 1987 in Torrance, California and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. City of Torrance official logo Torrance is a city located in southwestern Los Angeles County, California. ... Gates of Forest Lawn Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery is a cemetery in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. ... County Los Angeles County, California Area  - Total  - Water 79. ...


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John Qualen - Biography - Moviefone (270 words)
The son of a Norwegian pastor, John Qualen was born in British Columbia.
Qualen was able to harness his trodden-upon demeanor for comedy as well, as witness his performance as the bewildered father of the Dionne quintuplets in The Country Doctor (1936).
John Qualen was acting into the 1970s, often appearing in TV dramatic series as pugnacious senior citizens.
John Qualen at AllExperts (348 words)
Qualen was born Johan Mandt Kvalen in Vancouver, British Columbia, the son of immigrants from Norway; his father was a Lutheran minister and changed the family's original surname, "Kvalen", to "Qualen".[1] Qualen grew up in Elgin, Illinois.
Qualen assumed a Midwestern dialect as Muley, who recounts the destruction of his farm by the bank in Ford's The Grapes of Wrath.
John Qualen died of heart failure in 1987 in Torrance, California and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale.
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