Russell Wade

Russell Wade (June 22, 1917 – December 9, 2006)[1] was an American actor.

Life and career

Russell Wade was born on June 21, 1917 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He signed an RKO contract in 1942.[2] Having appeared in 80 films, his last one was Beyond Glory in 1948.

With a boost from actor Pat O'Brien, Wade moved up from being an extra to having a role that was "expanded and tailored" for him in The Iron Major (1943).[3]


On December 9, 2006, Wade died in Palm Springs, California, at age 89.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Lentz, Harris M. III (2007). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2006: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 389. ISBN 9780786452118. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  2. New York Times "In films from 1936, American actor Russell Wade enjoyed a brief burst of prominence when he was signed to an RKO contract in 1942. Wade is best known for his appearances in the eerie Val Lewton productions The ..."
  3. "Screen Extra Since 1936 Finally Gets That Break". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. June 22, 1943. p. 16. Retrieved January 18, 2018 via
  4. Imdb Russell Wade

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