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Richard W. "Dick" Simmons
Birth: Aug. 19, 1913
Death: Jan. 11, 2003

Actor. From 1937 to 1977 in a 40 year career he appeared in over 62 films and made over 17 television appearances. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s, where he became a contract player for MGM Studios. Among his films are, "A Million To One" (1937), "Lady In The Lake" (1947), "The Three Musketeers" (1948) and "Angels In The Outfield" (1951). During the 1940s he served in World War II. He is best known though for his role as 'Sergeant Frank Preston' on the television series, "Sgt. Preston Of The Yukon" (1955 to 1958), in which he played the role of a Canadian Mounted Police Officer who solved crimes with his horse 'Rex' and his dog 'Yukon King.' 
 
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  Billie E. Brown Simmons (1917 - 2013)*
 
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Burial:
Eternal Hills Memorial Park
Oceanside
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Sancuarty of Hope, niche 40, D
 
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Record added: Jan 13, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7081649
Richard W. Dick Simmons
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Richard W. Dick Simmons
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Richard W. Dick Simmons
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- Sheila Sartain Snyder
 Added: Jan. 29, 2014
I watched you as Sergeant Preston every week. I loved and still love your show. I also enjoyed your acting in other roles that you were in. May God richly bless you and may you rest in peace.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Jan. 11, 2014

- bob tarte
 Added: Jan. 11, 2014
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