Monday, July 13, 2009

RIP Thomas Grace

Thomas (Tuck) Grace, 84, formerly of Memphis, TN died July 7th in his Manhattan, New York home. As an Army Sgt, Mr. Grace served his country in Italy during WWII. He was a graduate of the University of Memphis; then in 1951 relocated to New York City to pursue his career in acting. A member of the Screen Actors Guild and AEA, his credits include performances in Blazing Saddles, Splendor in the Grass, A Face in the Crowd as well as roles in The Edge of Night and The Guiding Light. His latest performance was in My Fair Lady in Chicago, IL. Mr. Grace is survived by seven nieces and nephews. There will be a graveside service held Monday, July 13th at 12:00 Noon, at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Peter Village in Memphis, TN. Canale Funeral Directors 901-452-6400

GRACE, Thomas 'Tuck'
Born: 1925, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Died: 7/7/2009, Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.

Thomas Grace's western - actor:
Blazing Saddles - 1974 (bit part)

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