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Richard Denning
Birth: Mar. 27, 1914
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1998
San Diego County
California, USA

Actor. Born Louis Albert Denninger, Jr, he originally studied business management in Los Angeles but decided to break into acting instead. He won a radio contest called "Do You Want to Be an Actor", and was awarded a Warner Bros. screen test. Warner rejected him, but Paramount took him on the condition that he change his name to Denning. (Studio execs worried that "Denninger" sounded too much like gangster John Dillinger). He went on to appear in films like "North West Mounted Police" (1940), "The Glass Key" (1942), "Black Beauty" (1946), "No Man of Her Own" (1950), "Creature From The Black Lagoon" (1954), and "An Affair To Remember" (1957). He also worked in radio, most notably alongside Lucille Ball in "My Favorite Husband", becoming one of the most popular male leads in radio. He hoped continue this role in television, but Ball wanted to work with her then husband Desi Arnaz. Denning married Evelyn Ankers, an actress famous for horror pictures in 1942, and they had one child, a daughter. During World War II he served in the military. He later played the recurring role of the Hawaiian Governor in the popular television series "Hawaii five-0". Ankers passed away in 1985, and in 1986 Denning married Patricia Leffingwell. He died of a heart attack in Escondido, California, and was interred beside his first wife in Maui Veterans cemetery. (bio by: Radio Jane) 
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  Evelyn Ankers Denning (1918 - 1985)*
  Evelyn Ankers (1918 - 1985)*
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Maui Veterans Cemetery
Maui County
Hawaii, USA
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Record added: Jun 21, 2006
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May you be Resting in Heavenly Peace Mr. Denning.. You were a wonderful actor .. God Bless you always...
- Eileen
 Added: Sep. 24, 2015
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.Fair winds and following seas sailor.Thank you for your service to this nation.
- Harry Simpson
 Added: Sep. 15, 2015

- laura from Italy
 Added: Aug. 27, 2015
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