John Qualen was a Canadian-American character actor of Norwegian heritage who specialized in Scandinavian roles.
|Born:||Johan Mandt Kvalen, December 8, 1899, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Died:||September 12, 1987, Torrance, California|
|Resting place:||Forest Lawn Memorial Park Glendale, California, Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Reliance, Crypt 9632|
|Other names:||John M. Qualen, John T. Qualen|
|IMDb:||John Qualen’s IMDb|
About John Qualen
Canadian-born actor who became a popular character actor, playing Norwegians, Swedes and other Scandinavians in 1930’s films. After appearing in
He won a scholarship to Northwestern University, which in turn led him to Broadway, where he made his breakthrough role as a Swedish janitor.
He played Muley in the 1940 film adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath.
He was born Johan Kvalen in Vancouver, British Columbia. His father was a Norwegian immigrant who changed the family name to Qualen.
He adopted a Midwestern accent in Howard Hawks‘ comedy film, His Girl Friday.
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