Ethan Laidlaw

Ethan Allen Laidlaw (November 25, 1899 May 25, 1963) was an American film actor. He appeared in more than 350 films and made more than 500 appearances on television, mainly uncredited in Westerns, between 1923 and 1962.

Ethan Allen Laidlaw
Born(1899-11-25)November 25, 1899
Butte, Montana, United States
DiedMay 25, 1963(1963-05-25) (aged 63)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Years active1923-1962

Laidlaw was born in Butte, Montana,[1] and died in Los Angeles, California. He was the son of Charles Porter Laidlaw and Nellie Laidlaw (née Otis). Laidlaw was a graduate of the University of Michigan and worked as an engineer before venturing into acting when he lived in Chicago.[2] He was a U.S. Navy veteran.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Freese, Gene Scott (2014). Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970s: A Biographical Dictionary, 2d ed. McFarland. ISBN 9781476614700. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  2. "Had to Ride". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. New York, Brooklyn. May 14, 1939. p. 41. Retrieved January 27, 2017 via
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