|Birth: ||Oct. 20, 1922|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 1992|
Actor. Born in Clayton, Illinois, he was a brilliant character performer best remembered for his role as a snooping used-car salesman in Alfred Hitchcock's film, "Psycho"(1960). He began his acting career on the Mississippi River showboat Goldenrod and made his debut in the Broadway show "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" in the 1940s. His other film credits included " Ride the High Country" (1962), "Five Card Stud" (1968), "Cotton Comes to Harlem" (1970), "Smokey and the Bandit II" (1980), "Zoot Suit" (1981) and "Eight Men Out" (1988). A veteran of 500 TV appearances his credits included "The Twilight Zone", "Gunsmoke", Wanted Dead or Alive", "The Rifleman", "Murder She Wrote" and "MacGyver". He died of a heart attack at age 69 in Sherman Oaks, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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I babysat for his daughter years ago and never forgot what a magnificent family he had and what a great husband and dad he was. Then I worked on "Shannon's Deal" once and missed his day of work on it. That would have been great. I adored his son and wish ...(Read more)|
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