Orland Bush

born: 19 July 1899
Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio,
United States of America
died: February 1971
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada,
United States of America
(age 72)

American actor. His brother was James Bush.
About 1912, the Bush family moved from Ohio to Los Angeles. The father, Walter (1868-1954) and oldest son, Edwin (1892-1969) were electricians. By 1915, Edwin was employed as a motion picture cameraman for Selig, his lifelong profession. In 1924, Orland married Lena Webb, a "farm girl" from Kansas while he was employed selling real estate. By 1925 (Kansas State Census), she was back in Kansas and married to a farmer with an infant daughter.
According to LA voter lists, city directories and census's he seems to have had 2 more wives by 1942 but no official records found. In 1940, he was married to a chiropractor's nurse and himself a "purser for a steamship line". In 1942, he was apparently married to a different woman and he owned a restaurant and was a "physio-therapist" in his own practice. His WWII Draft Card says his "left arm is 1" shorter than the right arm and half the size", yet he apparently didn't claim an exemption from service. In 1947, he married Mildred Laura Livingston in Mohave, AZ and they lived in Las Vegas, NV where he worked as a blackjack dealer and they had 3 sons (according to his son, James's family tree at Ancestry.com).
Orland had an uncredited role as a "dealer" in the 1949 (Clark Gable) movie, "Any Number Can Play".
Real name: Orland Brown Bush
Height: 6'0"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


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Acknowledgements & sources:
The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd (book)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X6ZT-QLG (1899 OH Birth Record)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM81-4GF (1900 OH Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLF9-M9M (1910 Cincinnati OH Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZVF-L3F (1918 Draft Card "born 1897, AL" (sic)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH74-DVT (1920 LA Census Actor, Motion Pictures)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G93W-NGYK?i=1476&cc=1804002 (1924 First marriage (Santa Ana) to Lena Webb of KS.)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CK-SFF (1940 Census LA "Purser for steamship line")
https://www.fold3.com/image/631308107 (1942 Feb WWII Draft Card 6'0": "physio-therapist": own business Long Beach)
https://www.fold3.com/image/631308108 (p.2 : Left arm 1" shorter than right and half as large: no draft exemption claimed)
https://newspaperarchive.com/long-beach-independent-apr-11-1943-p-8/ (owned State Canteen Restaurant, Long Beach on Pacific Coast Hwy)
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60873&h=158860&ssrc=pt&tid=27606916&pid=5023309407&usePUB=true (1947 marriage)
http://www.tcm.turner.com/tcmdb/title/1975/Any-Number-Can-Play/full-credits.html (1949 movie "Any Number Can Play": uncredited "dealer")
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG3D-G6D (1971 Feb death Social Security Death Index) Jim Jarvis (information)

This page was last updated on: 01 May 2019