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Joe Flynn
Birth: Nov. 8, 1924
Youngstown
Mahoning County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 1974
Bel Air
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Born Joseph A. Flynn in Youngstown, Ohio, he began his career as a ventriloquist and radio performer shortly after leaving school. During World War II he served in the Army's Special Services Branch in a performance troupe called "Hank's Yank's" as a ventriloquist with a dummy called MacGregor. He first appeared in film in 1948, in an uncredited role in "The Babe Ruth Story", only gaining a credit some six years later in the potboiler "The Big Chase", which was swiftly followed by a role in "The Seven Little Foys" and several more uncredited parts. By 1958 he had also debuted on television, becoming a regular on "The George Gobel Show", which led to a season with "The Joey Bishop Show in 1961, as well as numerous guest roles in such programs such as "Twilight Zone", "Gunsmoke" and a recurring role in "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet". In 1962 he landed what would become his signature role, that of Captain Binghamton on the television series
"McHale's Navy". The series ran until 1966 and spawned two theatrical movies. From 1968 he was a staple performer at the Disney studio, with an appearances in "The Love Bug" (1969) and nine other films, "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" (1969), "Million Dollar Duck" (1971), and Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972). At the same time he spearheaded a movement on behalf of the Screen Actors' Guild for more equitable distribution of television residual payments. Shortly after completing voice-over work for Disney, his body was discovered in the family swimming pool, the victim of an apparent heart attack, which had led to death by drowning. His final films, "The Strongest Man in the World" and "The Rescuers", were released posthumously. (bio by: Iola) 
 
Inscription:
S SGT US ARMY
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section W, Tier 020, Grave 75
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Since We Never Knew Each Other, I Came To Visit You Today Joe, May You Rest In Eternal Peace.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Sep. 16, 2014

- Old Coot
 Added: Sep. 3, 2014
Eternal rest grant unto Joe Flynn oh Lord. May the Perpetual Light shine upon him. May his Soul and all the of the faithful departed through the Mercy of God, rest in Peace, in Jesus name, Amen.Thank you for your service Joe and thank you for sharing your...(Read more)
- Joe Loves Cindy
 Added: Aug. 14, 2014
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