John Wood

born: 29 January 1915
Setauket, New York,
United States of America
died: 19 June 1994
Orange County, California,
United States of America
(age 79)

Australian actor. Whilst filming Babes In Toyland (1934), he claimed that co-stars Stan Laurel and Ham Kinsey threw him into a pond on the set causing him extensive injuries. He successfully sued the pair and the matter was settled out of court.

At least one source incorrectly gives dates of b. Nov 11, 1909 in Australia d. March 1, 1965.
Real name: John Dongan Wood II
Height: 6'2½"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Babes In Toyland

Acknowledgements & sources: (1920 Census) (1921 pass. list) (1930 Census) (1940 Census) (WWII draft reg. card) (1951 marriage) (CA Death Index) (Des Moines Register, 23 Nov 1934) (Pasadena Post, 11 Jun 1936)
Jesse Brisson (research and information)

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