John Qualen

John Qualen bio

Birth Name: Johan Mandt Kvalen

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: Vancouver

Date Of Birth: December 8, 1899

Date Of Death: September 12, 1987

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: Canadian

John Qualen was born on the 8th of December, 1899. He was best known for being a Movie Actor. Canadian-born actor who became a popular character actor, playing Norwegians, Swedes and other Scandinavians in 1930’s films. After appearing in John Ford ‘s 1931 film, Arrowsmith, he joined the director’s stock company, appearing in major supporting roles in the Searchers and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

John Qualen was born in Vancouver. He won a scholarship to Northwestern University, which in turn led him to Broadway, where he made his breakthrough role as a Swedish janitor. He played Muley in the 1940 film adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath.

John Qualen was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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John Qualen was born in 1890s.

Johan Mandt Kvalen is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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John Qualen’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on John Qualen’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, John Qualen kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

John Qualen was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Johan Mandt Kvalen
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: John Qualen was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: John Qualen was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: John Qualen had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

John Qualen’s birth sign is Sagittarius and he had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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