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Donald Woods


B: December 2, 1906 in Brandon, Manitoba
D: March 5, 1998 in Palm Springs, California

Donald Woods was a prolific actor with a 40 year career that included appearances in 98 plays, 150 television shows and 75 films. He often referred to himself as the “King of the Bs.” His best-known work includes Frisco Kid, Heritage of the Desert, The Return of Tin Tin Tin, Kissin’ Cousins, and True Grit. Known primarily for his western and “whodunit” work, Donald Woods left Hollywood and became a successful real estate broker in Palm Springs, California. Born Ralph L. Zink, he legally changed his name to Donald Woods in 1945.

Image of Donald Woods scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Fog Over Frisco (1934)
Sweet Adeline (1934)
She Was a Lady (1934)
Merry Wives of Reno (1934)
Charlie Chan’s Courage (1934)
As the Earth Turns (1934)
Stranded (1935)
The Florentine Dagger (1935)
The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)
Frisco Kid (1935)
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
The White Angel (1936)
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
A Son Comes Home (1936)
Road Gang (1936)
Anthony Adverse (1936)
The Song of a Nation (1936)
Isle of Fury (1936)
Talent Scout (1937)
Once a Doctor (1937)
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)
Big Town Girl (1937)
Sea Devils (1937)
The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937)
Romance on the Run (1938)
The Black Doll (1938)
Danger on the Air (1938)
The Girl from Mexico (1939)
Beauty for the Asking (1939)
Heritage in the Desert (1939)

Love, Honor and Oh Baby (1940)
Forgotten Girls (1940)
City of Chance (1940)
Mexican Spitfire (1940)
If I Had My Way (1940)
Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940)
Sky Raiders (1941)
I Was a Prisoner on Devil’s Island (1941)
Bachelor Daddy (1941)
Thru Different Eyes (1942)
The Gay Sisters (1942)
So’s Your Uncle (1943)
Hi’ya Sailor (1943)
Corregidor (1943)
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
The Bridge at San Luis Rey (1944)
Enemy of Women (1944)
Wonder Man (1945)
Voice of the Whistler (1945)
Star in the Night (1945)
Roughly Speaking (1945)
Never Say Goodbye (1946)
Night and Day (1946)
The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946)
Stepchild (1947)
The Return of Rin Tin Tin (1947)
Bells of San Fernando (1947)
The Return of Wildfire (1948)
Scene of the Crime (1949)
Free For All (1949)
Daughter of the West (1949)
Barbary Pirate (1949)

Mr. Music (1950)
Johnny One-Eye (1950)
A Wind from the South (1950)
The Lost Volcano (1950)
All That I Have (1951)
The Soap Sampler (1952)
Born to the Saddle (1953)
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
I’ll Give My Life (1956)

13 Ghosts (1960)
Five Minutes To Live (1961)
Kissin’ Cousins (1964)
Moment to Moment (1965)
Dimension 5 (1966)
Tammy and the Millionaire (1967)
A Time to Sing (1968)
Istanbul Express (TV-1968)
True Grit (1969)

TV Series – Cast:
Craig Kennedy, Criminologist (1952)
Damon Runyon Theatre (1955-1956)
Hotel Cosmopolitan (1957-1958)

Tammy (1965-1966)