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Olan Soule

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1 February 1909 La Harpe, Illinois, USA
Olan Soule was a character actor supreme, one who can be seen on reruns of "Dragnet 1967" (1967), "Dragnet" (1951) and "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960) almost any day of the week. Born in La Harpe, Ill. to Elbert and Ann Williams Soule, he descends from three Mayflower passengers.He left Illinois at age 7 moving to Des Moines, Iowa until he was 17, when he launched his theatrical career joining the Jack Brooks tent show out of Sabula, Iowa. After leaving the tent show, he was on stage in Chicago for seven years when he became involved in radio work in 1933. He was in the program Bachelor's Children for 10 years and, when the show moved to California, Olan became involved in film and television work.