Eddie Acuff

Edward DeKalb Acuff (June 3, 1903 – December 17, 1956) was an American stage and film 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.[1]

Eddie Acuff
Edward DeKalb Acuff

(1903-06-03)June 3, 1903
DiedDecember 17, 1956(1956-12-17) (aged 53)
Years active1932–1952

Early years

Acuff was born in Caruthersville, Missouri.[2] 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).[3]

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.[4]


On December 17, 1956, Acuff died of a heart attack[2] in Hollywood, California. He is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

Partial filmography


  1. "Day's Best Hollywood Story". Toledo Blade. January 12, 1948. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  2. Mayer, Geoff (2017). Encyclopedia of American Film Serials. McFarland. p. 26. ISBN 9780786477623. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. "Eddie Acuff". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 26 December 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  4. Cline, William C. (1997). In the Nick of Time: Motion Picture Sound Serials. McFarland. p. 100. ISBN 9780786404711. Retrieved 26 December 2017.

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