John Alderson, 90; Character Actor Played Western Roles

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John Alderson, 90, a character actor in western movies and television series, died Friday of natural causes at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills.

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John Roddam

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Aug 17, 2006
 
A sad loss but what a magnificent life.

If ever a life story would have made a great film - John's was it.

From penniless boy working in a coalmine through the ranks of the British army retiring after WWII as a Major into a full career as a Hollywood actor.

A fine man.
grace alderson

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Mar 24, 2007
 
IT was a great loss of the death of john alderson who my sister margaret and I belive that john was related to hower dad who also was called john alderson and also lived in Hartlepool and talked about his relitive who was an actor and lived in the usa sadly he is no longer with us now so it would be great if they could make a story of his life RIP John x
alison alderson

Hanoi, Vietnam

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Oct 5, 2008
 
Hi Grace!
I am tracing my husbands paternal family history and i know John Alderson was my husbands 3rd cousin. His dad and my husbands great grandfather (Richard) were brothers. If you Know any of Johns relatives or family history could you let me know please?
Paul Lewis

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Jan 12, 2009
 
alison alderson wrote:
Hi Grace!
I am tracing my husbands paternal family history and i know John Alderson was my husbands 3rd cousin. His dad and my husbands great grandfather (Richard) were brothers. If you Know any of Johns relatives or family history could you let me know please?
I am trying to trace Jon Aderson who was the actor John Alderson's son. Jon, although born in america went to primaery and secondary school in Romford, Essex, England. I believe that Jon left england in about 1978-1980 and moved to the USA. If you track him down please let me know. Jon would be about 47/48 years of age.
Thanks
Bryan Alderson

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Jan 1, 2011
 
John Alderson was a half uncle of mine. Although he visited his brother Harry Alderson (my uncle) in Horden fairly regularly I never ever met him. My cousin, Edna Steele, his niece, had him visit quite often over the years. She stayed in touch with him till his death. Edna still lives in Peterlee, Co Durham.
John Alderson

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Sep 30, 2011
 
alison alderson wrote:
Hi Grace!
I am tracing my husbands paternal family history and i know John Alderson was my husbands 3rd cousin. His dad and my husbands great grandfather (Richard) were brothers. If you Know any of Johns relatives or family history could you let me know please?
My father Bryan Alderson was John Basher Alderson"s nephew. I met my great uncle Jack on many occasions the last being when he came to shepperton studios to film Ragtime with James Cagney. Uncle Jack stayed with us in Hampton Hill. I stayed in contact with him until close to his death. Great memories of such a big character.
lynne adams

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Oct 25, 2012
 
alison alderson wrote:
Hi Grace!
I am tracing my husbands paternal family history and i know John Alderson was my husbands 3rd cousin. His dad and my husbands great grandfather (Richard) were brothers. If you Know any of Johns relatives or family history could you let me know please?
. Hi my grandma Alice Alderson was related cousin I think I will check wot the connection is n let u know x
Beverley Arnold

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Dec 30, 2012
 
John Alderson is my daughter's real great grandfather. He met her great grandmother Dora and left her pregnant to go to Hollywood , his daughter Faye is my daughter's grandmother.
Joanna chorley

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Jan 22, 2013
 
alison alderson wrote:
Hi Grace!
I am tracing my husbands paternal family history and i know John Alderson was my husbands 3rd cousin. His dad and my husbands great grandfather (Richard) were brothers. If you Know any of Johns relatives or family history could you let me know please?
My mums sister is John Aldersons daughter.(My auntie Rita) I adored both of them growing up as a child and was lucky enough to spend Christmas out in California with GD (we always called him that,it came from my auntie Rita's children) he was a wonderful man and feel very proud at what he achieved.
sarah maxwell

Mill Hill, UK

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Aug 20, 2013
 
I knew John in London in the sixties, and went racing with him.He was a lovely chap, and I gratly regret losing contact with him.Will raise a toast to him.

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