Ralph Bushman

Active - 1920 - 1942  |   Born - May 1, 1903 in Baltimore, MD  |   Died - Apr 16, 1978 in Los Angeles, CA  |   Genres - Drama, Action, Comedy, Western, Romance

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Although he appeared in more than 40 films, Ralph Bushman never became as well known as his father, silent-movie star Francis X. Bushman. He made his screen debut under his own name in 1920 in It's a Great Life, but soon gave way to billing himself as Francis X. Bushman Jr. By the 1930s, he was reduced to playing bit parts, often taking advantage of his 6'4" frame to play some sort of hulking presence. While Ralph Bushman's film career ended in the mid-'40s, ironically his father's career would outlast his own by another two decades.

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