|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1930|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 2011|
Los Angeles County
Actor. Known for his reputation as a master of dialect. Born Robert Easton Burke, while a child he endured a speech impediment and following his parents separation, he moved with his mother to San Antonio, Texas. He took the initiative himself to correct his speech difficulties by enunciating in a slower manner and at the age of fourteen found a place as a cast member on the radio program "Quiz Kids". Easton made his motion picture debut with an uncredited role in "Undertow" (1949) and gradually was elevated to parts of substance in such films as "Comin' Round the Mountain" (1951) and "Havana Rose" (1951). During this period, he began what would become a lengthy body of work in countless TV programs, among them "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", "The Munsters" and "The Beverly Hillbillies". He provided the voice of Lieutenant George Lee Sheridan for the children's animated series "Stingray" (1964 to 1965). After marrying, Easton moved to England and studied speech sounds at University College in London. While there, he expanded his talents of language with a variety of European pronunciations. After returning to Hollywood, he landed roles in the pictures "Paint Your Wagon" (1969) and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (1991), among others. During his career as a performer, he accumulated roughly 100 credits. Simultaneously, he became one of Hollywood's renown speech coaches and assisted with the careers of Forest Whitaker, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ben Kinsley, to name a few. (bio by: C.S.)
June Bettine Grimstead Easton (1932 - 2005)*
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Dec 21, 2011
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