John Shelton (actor)

John Shelton (born Edward Sheppard Price; May 18, 1915 – May 17, 1972) was an American actor.[1] He appeared in more than thirty films from 1936 to 1952.[2]

John Shelton
BornMay 18, 1915
DiedMay 17, 1972(1972-05-17) (aged 56)
Years active1936–1952
Sally Sage
(m. 1938; div. 1940)

Kathryn Grayson
(m. 1941; div. 1946)

Marti Stanley
(m. 1946; div. 1948)

Irene Winston
(m. 1948; div. 1953)

Lorraine Ludwig
(m. 1953)

Personal life

Shelton was the son of Ernest Edward Price and grandson of creationist George McCready Price. He named one of his sons Darwin to "balance everything out".[3]

Shelton was married five times. His first four marriages were childless and ended in divorce, while he and his fifth wife had four children before his death.

He was married to Sally Sage from 1938 to 1940,[4] actress Kathryn Grayson from 1941 to 1946,[5] Marti Stanley from 1946 to 1948,[6] Irene Winston from 1948 to 1953,[7] and Lorraine Ludwig from October 3, 1953 until his death.[8] He and Ludwig had 4 children together.[9] Musician Tom Price is his son and singer Rachael Price is his granddaughter.[3]


He died mysteriously in a prison in Sri Lanka.[3]

Selected filmography

John Shelton has about 40 acting credits, 38 movies and 2 TV series.[10]

Year Title Role Notes
1938 The Gladiator
1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home Dr. Davidson
We Who Are Young William Brooks
1941 Blonde Inspiration Jonathan "Johnny" Briggs
1942 A-Haunting We Will Go Tommy White
Foreign Agent Jimmy
Whispering Ghosts David Courtland
1946 The Time of Their Lives Sheldon Gage
1947 The Big Fix Del Cassini


  1. Turner Classic Movies on John Sheldon
  2. IMDb database for John Shelton
  3. Lanham, Tom. "Lake Street Dive vocalist has wild family history". The San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  4. Reid, James (Feb 1941). "HOLLYWOOD'S TOP "200" LOVE-MAKERS". Motion Picture Magazine. Lexington KY: Fawcett Publications. Retrieved 9 Mar 2017.
  5. Lentz, Harris M. III (2011). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2010. McFarland. p. 171. ISBN 9780786486496. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  6. Hedda Hopper, Chicago Times 27 Nov 1946
  7. 13 Sept 1948
  8. Billboard 24 Oct 1953
  9. "Marriages". Billboard. October 24, 1953. p. 85. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  10. IMDb database for John Shelton

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