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Birth
Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Death
5 Feb 1965 (aged 71)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot
Section A-F, Site 391
Memorial ID
4777 View Source

Actor, Singer. He was a prolific actor who was best known for playing the character roles of projectionists, radio station managers, income tax men, doormen, deckhands, jailers, ministers, waiters, butlers, cab drivers, clerks, chauffeurs, servants, mailmen, sheriffs, corporals, and fathers. He will be best remembered for playing the of 'Beany' in the classic romantic comedy film drama, 'Meet John Doe" (1941). The film which was directed by Frank Capra, which was written for the screen by Robert Riskin, which was based on a story by Robert Presnell Sr. and Richard Connell, and which also starred Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, and Edward Arnold, tells the story of a penniless drifter who is recruited by an ambitious columnist to impersonate a non-existent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a social movement begins. He is also best remembered for playing the role of the 'Postal Clerk' in the episode entitled, "Captain Jack," of the classic comedy television series, "Leave It To Beaver," which originally aired on October 11, 1957, and which also starred Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow, and Jerry Mathers, tells the story of Ward and June who know that Wally and Beaver are about to send away for something again, this being somewhat of a regular routine. What they are unaware of is what they are sending away for: a live alligator from Florida. Ward had previously had a discussion about the boys needing to show some responsibility before they could have a pet, which is why they aren't telling their parents. They are somewhat disappointed that what was advertised as an 8-foot-long alligator ends up being a tiny 6-inch baby alligator upon its arrival. As they don't know how to take care of an alligator let alone a baby, they need advice. They can't turn to their parents, so they turn to the closest thing to an authority: Captain Jack, the proprietor of the local alligator farm. Based on Captain Jack's advice, Wally and Beaver are able to nurse the alligator to health, which causes some issues in the house if only because Ward and June notice some unusual items missing, those items which the boys have been using to care for the alligator, who they've also named Captain Jack. The questions become how long the boys can keep an alligator in the house without detection, or if they manage how long until Captain Jack becomes too large an animal for them to keep at all. He was born as Irving Earnest Von Peters or Irving Earnest Bacon in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Miller West Bacon (1877-1911), and his wife Lena Myrtle Vane Davis Bacon (1870-1932), on September 6, 1893. His parents are also sometimes listed as actor Frank Bacon (1864-1922), and his wife Jane Weidman Bacon (1867-1956), but this is an error. His brother is also listed sometimes as the actor Lloyd Francis Bacon (1889-1955), but this is also incorrect. His biological father though was a man named Rudolph Von Peters. He was educated locally and at the prestigious Santa Clara College in San Jose, California, and later served his country as a member of the United States Army Air Corps with the rank of Sergeant First Class during World War I. He began his acting career on the stage and joined Keystone Studios in Hollywood, California. He was so well established as a utility player that he was pressed into service to replace Andy Clyde -- wearing Andy Clyde's "old man" costume and makeup. He made his actual film debut playing the role of 'The Deserting Husband' in the short comedy film, "A Favorite Fool" (1915). The film which was directed by Edin Frazee, which was written for the screen by Mack Sennett, and which also starred Eddie Foy, Polly Moran, and Charles Arling, tells the story of Arling, ringmaster of a small wagon circus, abuses Polly and her seven children. Foy, a farmhand, sympathizes with her and she decides to quit her place as a trapeze woman in the show and get other work. She sends her brood to the poorhouse, and Foy, ignorant of her flock, makes love to her and is accepted. She sends for the children and they arrive just as the ceremony is finished. As she proudly introduces them to their new father, Foy dashes out and drives away in the wagon which has brought the children. In his escape, he crashes into the rig of a clown who is coming to tell Polly that she is the rightful owner of the circus. Mother and children reach the scene of the wreckage, and Foy is severely beaten up by his wife. She desists only when interrupted by the clown, who shows her the paper that proves her ownership of the show. In her joy, she drops the paper and starts to kiss her children. Foy reads and then changes his attitude. The reunited family starts to rejoin the circus. Back on the lot, Polly discovers that a farmer's wife has eloped with Arling, doing her act. She discharges both and in the argument that follows Foy takes all the burden of settlement and sends the other, except the farmer's wife, away. As he is trying to urge her to return to her husband that worthy appears and starts shooting. Foy's wife, thinking he is untrue to her, tries to cut off his retreat. Arling turns the lions into a cage in which Foy has taken refuge, just as the cyclone hits the tent and sends him sailing through the air in the cage with the lions. He finally reaches the ground safely by using bunches of toy balloons which the cyclone blows his way. Back on earth, Arling gets the fate of a villain, and married couples agree to bury their differences. Besides, playing the role of 'The Deserting Husband' in the short comedy film, "A Favorite Fool" (1915), and playing the of 'Beany' in the classic romantic comedy film drama, 'Meet John Doe" (1941), his many other film credits include, "Anna Christie" (1923), "Love's Sweet Piffle" (1924), "Off His Trolley" (1924), "The Plumber" (1925), "Lost & Found" (1925), "Good Morning, Nurse" (1925), "Super-Hooper Dyne Lizzies" (1925), "Don't Tell Dad" (1925), "Hurry, Doctor!" (1925), "A Rainy Knight" (1925), "Over Thereabouts" (1925), "Dangerous Curves Behind" (1925), "Take Your Time" (1925), "Isn't Love Cuckoo?" (1925), "The Window Dummy" (1925), "The Gosh-Darn Mortgage" (1926), "Wide Open Faces" (1926), "Hot Cakes For Two" (1926), "Whispering Whiskers" (1926), "Trimmed In Gold" (1926), "Gooseland" (1926), "Meet My Girl" (1926), "Hooked At The Altar" (1926), "The Ghost Of Folly" (1926), "A Yankee Doodle Duke" (1926), "Alice Be Good" (1926), "Hubby's Quiet Little Game" (1926), "Smith's Vacation" (1926), "A Prodigal Bridegroom" (1926), "Love's Last Laugh" (1926), "Smith's Visitor" (1926), "Masked Mamas" (1926), "Smith's Uncle" (1926), "Smith's Picnic" (1926), "Kitty From Killarney" (1926), "A Blondes's Revenge" (1926), "California Or Bust" (1927), "A Hollywood Hero" (1927), "The Plumber's Daughter" (1927), "Peaches And Plumbers" (1927), "A Finished Actor" (1927), "The Jolly Jilter" (1927), "A Dozen Socks" (1927), "A Small Town Princess" (1927), "Broke In China" (1927), "Smith's Kindergarten" (1927), "His First Flame" (1927), "Smith's Fishing Trip" (1927), "The Golf Nut" (1927), "Smith's Pony" (1927), "Smith's Cook" (1927), "For Sale, A Bungalow" (1927), "Smith's Cousin" (1927), "The Girl From Everywhere" (1927), "Smith's Modiste Shop" (1927), "Smith's Holiday" (1928), "Run, Girl, Run" (1928), "The Beach Club" (1928), "Smith's Army Life" (1928), "The Best Man" (1928), "The Swim Princess" (1928), "Smith's Farm Days" (1928), "The Bicycle Flirt" (1928), "Three Sinners" (1928), "The Head Man" (1928), "The Good-Bye Kiss" (1928), "Smith's Restaurant" (1928), "Caught In The Kitchen" (1928), "The Campus Carmen" (1928), "Motorboat Mamas" (1928), "Smith's Catalina Rowboat Race" (1928), "The Bargain Hunt" (1928), "Hubby's Weekend Trip" (1928), "His New Stenographer" (1928), "Baby's Birthday" (1929), "Uncle Tom" (1929), "Calling Hubby's Bluff" (1929), "The Old Barn" (1929), "Button My Back" (1929), "Broadway Blues" (1929), "Foolish Husbands" (1929), "Two Sisters" (1929), "Tide Of Empire" (1929), "The Rodeo" (1929), "Matchmaking Mamma" (1929), "The Nightwatchman Mistake" (1929), "Girl Crazy" (1929), "Caught In A Taxi" (1929), "Side Street" (1929), "The Saturday Night Kid" (1929), "Half Way To Heaven" (1929), "Street Of Chance" (1930), "Burning Up" (1930), "The Setting Son" (1930), "Night Work" (1930), "Broken Wedding Bells" (1930), "Pure And Simple" (1930), "Second Honeymoon" (1930), "A Fall To Arms" (1930), "Dizzy Dates" (1930), "Too Hot To Handle" (1930), "Knights Before Christmas" (1930), "Scandal Sheet" (1931), "The Itching Hour" (1931), "Fighting Caravans" (1931), "Dumbbells In Derbies" (1931), "It Pays To Advertise" (1931), "Lime Juice Nights" (1931), "Blondes Prefer Bonds" (1931), "The Vice Squad" (1931), "Big Business Girl" (1931), "Alias The Bad Man" (1931), "Bad Girl" (1931), "Branded Men" (1931), "Her Majesty, Love" (1931), "Ladies Of The Big House" (1931), "Union Depot" (1932), "No One Man" (1932), "File 113" (1932), "The Big Timer" (1932), "This Is The Night" (1932), "Just A Pain In The Parlor" (1932), "The Strange Case Of Clara Deane" (1932), "Week-End Marriage" (1932), "Million Dollar Legs" (1932), "High Hats And Low Brows" (1932), "Madame Racketeer" (1932), "The Big Broadcast" (1932), "They Call It Sin" (1932), "I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang" (1932), "If I Had A Million" (1932), "Lawyer Man" (1932), "Central Park" (1932), "The Match King" (1932), "Hello, Everybody!" (1933), "He Learned About Women" (1933), "Sing, Bing, Sing" (1933), "The Keyhole" (1933), "The Mind Reader" (1933), "Central Airport" (1933), "Song Of The Eagle" (1933), "Lilly Turner" (1933), "Trouble Busters" (1933), "Private Detective 62" (1933), "I Love That Man" (1933), "Laughing At Life" (1933), "Double Harness" (1933), "Lady For A Day" (1933), "Golden Harvest" (1933), "Ann Vickers" (1933), "The Bowery" (1933), "Tillie And Gus" (1933), "Big Executive" (1933), "Female" (1933), "Sitting Pretty" (1933), "Lone Cowboy" (1933), "Shadows Of Sing Sing" (1933), "8 Girls In A Boat" (1934), "Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen" (1934), "Massacre" (1934), "Six Of A Kind" (1934), "It Happened One Night" (1934), "George White's Scandals" (1934), "The House Of Mystery" (1934), "Honor Of The Range" (1934), "Merry Wives Of Reno" (1934), "Now I'll Tell" (1934), "Money Means Nothing" (1934), "The Hell Cat" (1934), "Hat, Coat, And Glove" (1934), "Friends Of Mr. Sweeney" (1934), "You Belong To Me" (1934), "The Pursuit Of Happiness" (1934), "No Ransom" (1934), "Ready For Love" (1934), "Be Your Love" (1934), "The President Vanishes" (1934), "Broadway Bill" (1934), "Babbitt" (1934), "The Gay Bride" (1934), "Little Men" (1934), "West Of The Pecos" (1934), "Romance In Manhattan" (1935), "Murder On A Honeymoon" (1935), "Private Worlds" (1935), "I'll Love You Always" (1935), "It's A Small World" (1935), "Goin' To Town" (1935), "Mary Jane's Pa" (1935), "The Glass Key" (1935), "Men Without Names" (1935), "Manhattan Moon" (1935), "The Murder Man" (1935), "Bright Lights" (1935), "The Farmer Takes A Wife" (1935), "Welcome Home" (1935), "Redheads On Parade" (1935), "Page Miss Glory" (1935), "The Affair Of Susan" (1935), "Diamond Jim" (1935), "Wanderer Of The Wasteland" (1935), "Here Comes Cookie" (1935), "The Virginia Judge" (1935), "Powdersmoke Range" (1935), "Two Fisted" (1935), "It's A Great Life" (1935), "She Couldn't Take It" (1935), "Bad Boy" (1935), "Ship Cafe" (1935), "Tuned Out" (1935), "Millions In The Air" (1935), "Man Of Iron" (1935), "Hitch Hike Lady" (1935), "Timothy's Quest" (1936), "Drift Fence" (1936), "The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine" (1936), "The Music Goes 'Round" (1936), "Love On A Bet" (1936), "Petticoat Fever" (1936), "The Singing Kid" (1936), "Mr. Deeds Goes To Town" (1936), "Forgotten Faces" (1936), "Nobody's Fool" (1936), "San Francisco" (1936), "Three Cheers For Love" (1936), "Rhythm On The Range" (1936), "The Bride Walks Out" (1936), "Earthworm Tractors" (1936), "A Son Comes Home" (1936), "To Mary - With Love" (1936), "Pepper" (1936), "China Clipper" (1936), "The Texas Rangers" (1936), "Hollywood Boulevard" (1936), "Lady Be Careful" (1936), "Wives Never Know" (1936), "Murder With Pictures" (1936), "Valiant Is The World For Carrie" (1936), "The Big Broadcast Of 1937" (1936), "Hopalong Cassidy Returns" (1936), "The Plainsman" (1936), "Arizona Mahoney" (1936), "Let's Make A Million" (1936), "Dangerous Number" (1937), "Internes Can't Take Money" (1937), "A Star Is Born" (1937), "They Gave Him A Gun" (1937), "There Goes My Girl" (1937), "Angel's Holiday" (1937), "Big Business" (1937), "Sing And Be Happy" (1937), "Marry The Girl" (1937), "Topper" (1937), "Exclusive" (1937), "Vogues Of 1938" (1937), "Big City" (1937), "it's Love I'm After" (1937), "Merry-Go-Round Of 1938" (1937), "Big Town Girl" (1937), "True Confession" (1937), "Every Day's A Holiday" (1937), "City Girl" (1938), "Midnight Intruder" (1938), "The Big Broadcast Of 1938" (1938), "The First Hundred Years" (1938), "Mr. Moto's Gamble" (1938), "Tip-Off Girls" (1938), "Kentucky Moonshine" (1938), 'Professor Beware" (1938), "Tropic Holiday" (1938), "Passport Husband" (1938), "Racket Busters" (1938), "The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse" (1938), "The Chaser" (1938), "Letter Of Introduction" (1938), "The Texans" (1938), "Sing, You Sinners" (1938), "Give Me A Sailor" (1938), "Spawn Of The North" (1938), "You Can't Take it With You" (1938), "The Mad Miss Manton" (1938), "There Goes My Heart" (1938), "The Sisters" (1938), "Exposed" (1938), "Hard To Get" )1038), "The Cowboy And The Lady" (1938), "Strange Faces" (1938), "Blondie" (1938), "Up The River" (1938), Sweethearts" (1938), "They Made Me A Criminal" (1939), "The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt" (1939), "Boy Slaves" (1939), "The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn" (1939), "Made For Each Other" (1939), "The Amazing Wildcat" (1939), "You Can't Cheat An Honest Man" (1939), "Nancy Drew... Reporter" (1939), "Tail Spin" (1939), "The Oklahoma Kid" (1939), "The Spirit Of Culver" (1939), "Blondie Meets The Boss" (1939), "Inside Story" (1939), "The Lady From Kentucky" (1939), "Big Town Czar" (1939), "Lucky Night" (1939), "Torchy Runs For Mayor" (1939), "The Gracie Allen Murder Case" (1939), "Second Fiddle" (1939), "Bachelor Mother" (1939), "News Is Made At Night" (1939), "Indianapolis Speedway" (1939), "Blondie Takes A Vacation" (1939), "Behind Prison Gates" (1939), "I Stole A Million" (1939), "Rio" (1939), "On Your Toes" (1939), "Hollywood Cavalcade" (1939), "Pack Up Your Troubles" (1939), "At The Circus" (1939), "The Housekeeper's Daughter" (1939), "Heaven With A Barbed Wire Fence" (1939), "Blondie Brings Up Baby" (1939), "Too Busy To Work" (1939), "Gone With The Wind" (1939), "Hollywood Slaves" (1939), "The Man Who Wouldn't Talk" (1940), "His Girl Friday" (1940), "Brother Rat And A Baby" (1940), "The Grapes Of Wrath" (1940), "Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet" (1940), "Broadway Melody Of 1940" (1940), "Blondie On A Budget" (1940), "Star Dust" (1940), "The Doctor Takes A Wife" (1940), "Edison, The Man" (1940), "Lillian Russell" (1940), "On Their Own" (1940), "You Can't Fool Your Wife" (1940), "Love, Honor And Oh-Baby!" (1940), "Sailors Lady" (1940), "Manhattan Heartbeat" (1940), "Blondie Has Servant Trouble" (1940), "Gold Rush Maisie" (1940), "The Return Of Frank James" (1940), "Young People" (1940), "The Howards Of Virginia" (1940), "Dreaming Out Loud" (1940), "Blondie Plays Cupid" (1940), "She Could Say No" (1940), "Flight Command" (1940), "Michael Shayne: Private Detective" (1940), "Jennie" (1940), "Four Mothers" (1941), "The Wild Man Of Borneo" (1941), "Western Union" (1941), "Back Street" (1941), "Tobacco Road" (1941), "Blondie Goes Latin" (1941), "Murder Among Friends" (1941), "A Girl, A Guy, And A Gob" (1941), "The Lone Wolf Takes A Chance" (1941), "Barnacle Bill" (1941), "Ride On Vaquero" (1941), "Too Many Blondes" (1941), "Million Dollar Baby" (1941), "Blondie In Society" (1941), "Caught In The Draft" (1941), "Accent On Love" (1941), "Our Wife" (1941), "It Started With Eve" (1941), "Never Give A Sucker An Even Break" (1941), "Great Guns' (1941), "Henry Aldrich For President" (1941), "Moon Over Her Shoulder" (1941), "The Great Man's Lady" (1941), "They Died With Their Boots On" (1941), "Skylark" (1941), "Look Who's Laughing" (1941), "Cadet Girl" (1941), "Remember The Day" (1941), "Freckles Comes Home" (1942), "Young America" (1942), "The Bashful Bachelor" (1942), "Blondie's Blessed Event" (1942), "The Spoilers" (1942), "Sweetheart Of The Fleet" (1942), "Thru Different Eyes" (1942), "Lady In A Jam" (1942), "Holiday Inn" (1942), "Footlight Serenade" (1942), "Blondie For Victory" (1942), "Pardon My Sarong" (1942), "Give Out, Sisters" (1942), "Between Us Girls" (1942), "Get Hep To Love" (1942), "The Daring Young Man" (1942), "Star Spangled Rhythm" (1942), "Happy Go Lucky" (1942), "Shadow Of A Doubt" (1943), "The Amazing Mrs. Holliday" (1943), "Two Weeks To Live" (1943), "Dixie Dugan" (1943), "King of The Cowboys" (1943), "Follow The Band" (1943), "A Stranger In Town" (1943), "Action In The North Atlantic" (1943), "The Desperadoes" (1943), "It's A Great Life" (1943), "Mister Big" (1943), "Hers To Hold" (1943), "This Is The Army" (1943), "The Good Fellows" (1943), "So's Your Uncle" (1943), "Johnny Come Lately" (1943), "Top Man" (1943), "Footlight Glamour" (1943), "My Kingdom For A Cook" (1943), "Girl Crazy" (1943), "In Old Oklahoma" (1943), "Gung Ho!: The Story Of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders" (1943), "A Guy Named Joe" (1943), "What A Woman!" (1943), "Chip Off The Old Block" (1944), "Week-End Pass" (1944), "Knickerbocker Holiday" (1944), "Her Primitive Man" (1944), "Pin Up Girl" (1944), "The Story Of Dr. Wassell" (1944), "Song Of The Open Road" (1944), "Since You Went Away" (1944), "Wing And A Prayer" (1944), "Patrick The Great" (1944), "Casanova Brown" (1944), "Heavenly Days" (1944), "The Thin Man Goes Home" (1944), "Can't Help Singing" (1944), "Under Western Skies" (1945), "Roughly Speaking" (1945), "Out Of This World" (1945), 'Hitchhike To Happiness" (1945), "Guest Wife" (1945), "Week-End At The Waldorf" (1945), "Star In The Night" (1945), "Spellbound" (1945), "One Way To Love" (1946), "Night Train To Memphis" (1946), "Wake Up And Dream" (1946), "My Brother Talks To Horses" (1947), "Monsieur Verdoux" (1947), "Saddle Pals" (1947), "Dear Ruth" (1947), "The Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer" (1947), "High Wall" (1947), "Rocky" (1948), "Albuquerque" (1948), "Adventures In Silverado" (1948), "State Of The Union" (1948), "The Velvet Touch" (1948), "Good Sam" (1948), "Moonrise" (1948), "Family Honeymoon" (1948), "Words And Music" (1948), "Whispering Smith" (1948), "California's Golden Beginning" (1948), "Dynamite" (1948), "John Loves Mary" (1949), "The Green Promise" (1949), "The Big Cat" (1949), "Manhandled" (1949), "Night Unto Night" (1949), "It's A Great Feeling" (1949), "The House Across The Street" (1949), "Dear Wife" (1949), "Sons Of New Mexico" (1949), "Woman In Hiding" (1950), "Wabash Avenue" (1950), "Riding High" (1950), "The Happy Years" (1950), "Never A Dull Moment" (1950), "Born To Be Bad" (1950), "Emergency Wedding" (1950), "Katie Did It" (1950), "Mr. Music" (1950), "Cause For Alarm!" (1951), "Here Comes The Groom" (1951), "Honeychile" (1951), "Desert of Lost Men" (1951), "Room For One More" (1952), "Rose Of Cimarron" (1952), "O. Henry's Full House" (1952), "Kansas Pacific" (1953), "Fort Ti" (1953), "Sweethearts On Parade" (1953), "Devil's Canyon" (1953), "The Glenn Miller Story" (1954), "Duffy Of San Quentin" (1954), "Ma And Pa Kettle At Home" (1954), "Black Horse Canyon" (1954), "A Star Is Born" (1954), "Run For Cover" (1955), "At Gunpoint" (1955), "Hidden Guns" (1956), "Dakota Incident" (1956), "Ambush At Cimarron Pass" (1958), and "Fort Massacre" (1958). Besides, playing the role of the 'Postal Clerk' in the episode entitled, "Captain Jack," of the classic comedy television series, "Leave It To Beaver," which originally aired on October 11, 1957, and which also starred Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow, and Jerry Mathers, tells the story of Ward and June who know that Wally and Beaver are about to send away for something again, this being somewhat of a regular routine. What they are unaware of is what they are sending away for: a live alligator from Florida. Ward had previously had a discussion about the boys needing to show some responsibility before they could have a pet, which is why they aren't telling their parents. They are somewhat disappointed that what was advertised as an 8-foot-long alligator ends up being a tiny 6-inch baby alligator upon its arrival. As they don't know how to take care of an alligator let alone a baby, they need advice. They can't turn to their parents, so they turn to the closest thing to an authority: Captain Jack, the proprietor of the local alligator farm. Based on Captain Jack's advice, Wally and Beaver are able to nurse the alligator to health, which causes some issues in the house if only because Ward and June notice some unusual items missing, those items which the boys have been using to care for the alligator, who they've also named Captain Jack. The questions become how long the boys can keep an alligator in the house without detection, or if they manage how long until Captain Jack becomes too large an animal for them to keep at all, his many other television credits include, "The Silver Theatre," "The Ford Television Theatre," "Footlights Theater," "Crown Theatre With Gloria Swanson," "Four Star Playhouse," "I Love Lucy," "My Little Margie," "Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre," "Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok," "Cavalcade Of America," "December Bride," "Goodyear Theatre," "The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna," "Tales Of The Texas Rangers," "The George Burns And Gracie Allen Show," "Date With The Angels," "The Real McCoys," "The Mickey Mouse Club," "Annette," "The Frank Sinatra Show," "77 Sunset Strip," "Wagon Train," "General Electric Theater," "Tales Of Wells Fargo," "The Donna Reed Show," "The Gray Ghost," "Bachelor Father," "Whirlybirds," "Maverick," "Laramie," "Riverboat, and "Overland Trail." His last role was playing 'Man Customer,' in the episode entitled, "Young Man With A Shoehorn," in the classic comedy television series, "The Dick Van Dyke Show," which originally aired on February 24, 1965, and which also starred Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall, and Carl Reiner, tells the story of Buddy and Rob who run a shoe store they've invested in after chasing off its only full-time salesman. The episode was released two weeks after his death. On an interesting note, he appeared in three Oscar Best Picture winners, he also appeared in nine other Best Picture nominees, "Bad Girl" (1931), "I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang" (1932), "Lady For A Day" (1933), "Mr. Deeds Goes To Town" (1936), "San Francisco" (1936), "A Star Is Born" (1937), "The Grapes Of Wrath" (1940), "Since You Went Away" (1944), and "Spellbound" (1945). He passed away from undisclosed causes in Hollywood, California, on February 5, 1965, at the age of 71. His funeral services were held through Pierce Brothers Hollywood and donations were made in his memory to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, and for his military service, he was buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California. He was married first to Freda Lee Scoville Bacon (1903-1928), with whom he had two children, a son named Robert J. Bacon (1922-1985), and a daughter named Barbara Ann Bacon (1922-2016). His wife Freda passed away on January 7, 1928, at the age of 24. After his first wife died he married for a second time to Margaret Berniece "Peggy" Beaver Bacon (1910-1989), from June 30, 1930, until they divorced sometime in 1934, with whom he had one child, a son named Frank I. Bacon (1932-2014). He married for a third time to Alice Bernice Plye Bacon from June 26, 1937, until his death on February 5, 1965. The couple had no children together.

Actor, Singer. He was a prolific actor who was best known for playing the character roles of projectionists, radio station managers, income tax men, doormen, deckhands, jailers, ministers, waiters, butlers, cab drivers, clerks, chauffeurs, servants, mailmen, sheriffs, corporals, and fathers. He will be best remembered for playing the of 'Beany' in the classic romantic comedy film drama, 'Meet John Doe" (1941). The film which was directed by Frank Capra, which was written for the screen by Robert Riskin, which was based on a story by Robert Presnell Sr. and Richard Connell, and which also starred Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, and Edward Arnold, tells the story of a penniless drifter who is recruited by an ambitious columnist to impersonate a non-existent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a social movement begins. He is also best remembered for playing the role of the 'Postal Clerk' in the episode entitled, "Captain Jack," of the classic comedy television series, "Leave It To Beaver," which originally aired on October 11, 1957, and which also starred Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow, and Jerry Mathers, tells the story of Ward and June who know that Wally and Beaver are about to send away for something again, this being somewhat of a regular routine. What they are unaware of is what they are sending away for: a live alligator from Florida. Ward had previously had a discussion about the boys needing to show some responsibility before they could have a pet, which is why they aren't telling their parents. They are somewhat disappointed that what was advertised as an 8-foot-long alligator ends up being a tiny 6-inch baby alligator upon its arrival. As they don't know how to take care of an alligator let alone a baby, they need advice. They can't turn to their parents, so they turn to the closest thing to an authority: Captain Jack, the proprietor of the local alligator farm. Based on Captain Jack's advice, Wally and Beaver are able to nurse the alligator to health, which causes some issues in the house if only because Ward and June notice some unusual items missing, those items which the boys have been using to care for the alligator, who they've also named Captain Jack. The questions become how long the boys can keep an alligator in the house without detection, or if they manage how long until Captain Jack becomes too large an animal for them to keep at all. He was born as Irving Earnest Von Peters or Irving Earnest Bacon in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Miller West Bacon (1877-1911), and his wife Lena Myrtle Vane Davis Bacon (1870-1932), on September 6, 1893. His parents are also sometimes listed as actor Frank Bacon (1864-1922), and his wife Jane Weidman Bacon (1867-1956), but this is an error. His brother is also listed sometimes as the actor Lloyd Francis Bacon (1889-1955), but this is also incorrect. His biological father though was a man named Rudolph Von Peters. He was educated locally and at the prestigious Santa Clara College in San Jose, California, and later served his country as a member of the United States Army Air Corps with the rank of Sergeant First Class during World War I. He began his acting career on the stage and joined Keystone Studios in Hollywood, California. He was so well established as a utility player that he was pressed into service to replace Andy Clyde -- wearing Andy Clyde's "old man" costume and makeup. He made his actual film debut playing the role of 'The Deserting Husband' in the short comedy film, "A Favorite Fool" (1915). The film which was directed by Edin Frazee, which was written for the screen by Mack Sennett, and which also starred Eddie Foy, Polly Moran, and Charles Arling, tells the story of Arling, ringmaster of a small wagon circus, abuses Polly and her seven children. Foy, a farmhand, sympathizes with her and she decides to quit her place as a trapeze woman in the show and get other work. She sends her brood to the poorhouse, and Foy, ignorant of her flock, makes love to her and is accepted. She sends for the children and they arrive just as the ceremony is finished. As she proudly introduces them to their new father, Foy dashes out and drives away in the wagon which has brought the children. In his escape, he crashes into the rig of a clown who is coming to tell Polly that she is the rightful owner of the circus. Mother and children reach the scene of the wreckage, and Foy is severely beaten up by his wife. She desists only when interrupted by the clown, who shows her the paper that proves her ownership of the show. In her joy, she drops the paper and starts to kiss her children. Foy reads and then changes his attitude. The reunited family starts to rejoin the circus. Back on the lot, Polly discovers that a farmer's wife has eloped with Arling, doing her act. She discharges both and in the argument that follows Foy takes all the burden of settlement and sends the other, except the farmer's wife, away. As he is trying to urge her to return to her husband that worthy appears and starts shooting. Foy's wife, thinking he is untrue to her, tries to cut off his retreat. Arling turns the lions into a cage in which Foy has taken refuge, just as the cyclone hits the tent and sends him sailing through the air in the cage with the lions. He finally reaches the ground safely by using bunches of toy balloons which the cyclone blows his way. Back on earth, Arling gets the fate of a villain, and married couples agree to bury their differences. Besides, playing the role of 'The Deserting Husband' in the short comedy film, "A Favorite Fool" (1915), and playing the of 'Beany' in the classic romantic comedy film drama, 'Meet John Doe" (1941), his many other film credits include, "Anna Christie" (1923), "Love's Sweet Piffle" (1924), "Off His Trolley" (1924), "The Plumber" (1925), "Lost & Found" (1925), "Good Morning, Nurse" (1925), "Super-Hooper Dyne Lizzies" (1925), "Don't Tell Dad" (1925), "Hurry, Doctor!" (1925), "A Rainy Knight" (1925), "Over Thereabouts" (1925), "Dangerous Curves Behind" (1925), "Take Your Time" (1925), "Isn't Love Cuckoo?" (1925), "The Window Dummy" (1925), "The Gosh-Darn Mortgage" (1926), "Wide Open Faces" (1926), "Hot Cakes For Two" (1926), "Whispering Whiskers" (1926), "Trimmed In Gold" (1926), "Gooseland" (1926), "Meet My Girl" (1926), "Hooked At The Altar" (1926), "The Ghost Of Folly" (1926), "A Yankee Doodle Duke" (1926), "Alice Be Good" (1926), "Hubby's Quiet Little Game" (1926), "Smith's Vacation" (1926), "A Prodigal Bridegroom" (1926), "Love's Last Laugh" (1926), "Smith's Visitor" (1926), "Masked Mamas" (1926), "Smith's Uncle" (1926), "Smith's Picnic" (1926), "Kitty From Killarney" (1926), "A Blondes's Revenge" (1926), "California Or Bust" (1927), "A Hollywood Hero" (1927), "The Plumber's Daughter" (1927), "Peaches And Plumbers" (1927), "A Finished Actor" (1927), "The Jolly Jilter" (1927), "A Dozen Socks" (1927), "A Small Town Princess" (1927), "Broke In China" (1927), "Smith's Kindergarten" (1927), "His First Flame" (1927), "Smith's Fishing Trip" (1927), "The Golf Nut" (1927), "Smith's Pony" (1927), "Smith's Cook" (1927), "For Sale, A Bungalow" (1927), "Smith's Cousin" (1927), "The Girl From Everywhere" (1927), "Smith's Modiste Shop" (1927), "Smith's Holiday" (1928), "Run, Girl, Run" (1928), "The Beach Club" (1928), "Smith's Army Life" (1928), "The Best Man" (1928), "The Swim Princess" (1928), "Smith's Farm Days" (1928), "The Bicycle Flirt" (1928), "Three Sinners" (1928), "The Head Man" (1928), "The Good-Bye Kiss" (1928), "Smith's Restaurant" (1928), "Caught In The Kitchen" (1928), "The Campus Carmen" (1928), "Motorboat Mamas" (1928), "Smith's Catalina Rowboat Race" (1928), "The Bargain Hunt" (1928), "Hubby's Weekend Trip" (1928), "His New Stenographer" (1928), "Baby's Birthday" (1929), "Uncle Tom" (1929), "Calling Hubby's Bluff" (1929), "The Old Barn" (1929), "Button My Back" (1929), "Broadway Blues" (1929), "Foolish Husbands" (1929), "Two Sisters" (1929), "Tide Of Empire" (1929), "The Rodeo" (1929), "Matchmaking Mamma" (1929), "The Nightwatchman Mistake" (1929), "Girl Crazy" (1929), "Caught In A Taxi" (1929), "Side Street" (1929), "The Saturday Night Kid" (1929), "Half Way To Heaven" (1929), "Street Of Chance" (1930), "Burning Up" (1930), "The Setting Son" (1930), "Night Work" (1930), "Broken Wedding Bells" (1930), "Pure And Simple" (1930), "Second Honeymoon" (1930), "A Fall To Arms" (1930), "Dizzy Dates" (1930), "Too Hot To Handle" (1930), "Knights Before Christmas" (1930), "Scandal Sheet" (1931), "The Itching Hour" (1931), "Fighting Caravans" (1931), "Dumbbells In Derbies" (1931), "It Pays To Advertise" (1931), "Lime Juice Nights" (1931), "Blondes Prefer Bonds" (1931), "The Vice Squad" (1931), "Big Business Girl" (1931), "Alias The Bad Man" (1931), "Bad Girl" (1931), "Branded Men" (1931), "Her Majesty, Love" (1931), "Ladies Of The Big House" (1931), "Union Depot" (1932), "No One Man" (1932), "File 113" (1932), "The Big Timer" (1932), "This Is The Night" (1932), "Just A Pain In The Parlor" (1932), "The Strange Case Of Clara Deane" (1932), "Week-End Marriage" (1932), "Million Dollar Legs" (1932), "High Hats And Low Brows" (1932), "Madame Racketeer" (1932), "The Big Broadcast" (1932), "They Call It Sin" (1932), "I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang" (1932), "If I Had A Million" (1932), "Lawyer Man" (1932), "Central Park" (1932), "The Match King" (1932), "Hello, Everybody!" (1933), "He Learned About Women" (1933), "Sing, Bing, Sing" (1933), "The Keyhole" (1933), "The Mind Reader" (1933), "Central Airport" (1933), "Song Of The Eagle" (1933), "Lilly Turner" (1933), "Trouble Busters" (1933), "Private Detective 62" (1933), "I Love That Man" (1933), "Laughing At Life" (1933), "Double Harness" (1933), "Lady For A Day" (1933), "Golden Harvest" (1933), "Ann Vickers" (1933), "The Bowery" (1933), "Tillie And Gus" (1933), "Big Executive" (1933), "Female" (1933), "Sitting Pretty" (1933), "Lone Cowboy" (1933), "Shadows Of Sing Sing" (1933), "8 Girls In A Boat" (1934), "Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen" (1934), "Massacre" (1934), "Six Of A Kind" (1934), "It Happened One Night" (1934), "George White's Scandals" (1934), "The House Of Mystery" (1934), "Honor Of The Range" (1934), "Merry Wives Of Reno" (1934), "Now I'll Tell" (1934), "Money Means Nothing" (1934), "The Hell Cat" (1934), "Hat, Coat, And Glove" (1934), "Friends Of Mr. Sweeney" (1934), "You Belong To Me" (1934), "The Pursuit Of Happiness" (1934), "No Ransom" (1934), "Ready For Love" (1934), "Be Your Love" (1934), "The President Vanishes" (1934), "Broadway Bill" (1934), "Babbitt" (1934), "The Gay Bride" (1934), "Little Men" (1934), "West Of The Pecos" (1934), "Romance In Manhattan" (1935), "Murder On A Honeymoon" (1935), "Private Worlds" (1935), "I'll Love You Always" (1935), "It's A Small World" (1935), "Goin' To Town" (1935), "Mary Jane's Pa" (1935), "The Glass Key" (1935), "Men Without Names" (1935), "Manhattan Moon" (1935), "The Murder Man" (1935), "Bright Lights" (1935), "The Farmer Takes A Wife" (1935), "Welcome Home" (1935), "Redheads On Parade" (1935), "Page Miss Glory" (1935), "The Affair Of Susan" (1935), "Diamond Jim" (1935), "Wanderer Of The Wasteland" (1935), "Here Comes Cookie" (1935), "The Virginia Judge" (1935), "Powdersmoke Range" (1935), "Two Fisted" (1935), "It's A Great Life" (1935), "She Couldn't Take It" (1935), "Bad Boy" (1935), "Ship Cafe" (1935), "Tuned Out" (1935), "Millions In The Air" (1935), "Man Of Iron" (1935), "Hitch Hike Lady" (1935), "Timothy's Quest" (1936), "Drift Fence" (1936), "The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine" (1936), "The Music Goes 'Round" (1936), "Love On A Bet" (1936), "Petticoat Fever" (1936), "The Singing Kid" (1936), "Mr. Deeds Goes To Town" (1936), "Forgotten Faces" (1936), "Nobody's Fool" (1936), "San Francisco" (1936), "Three Cheers For Love" (1936), "Rhythm On The Range" (1936), "The Bride Walks Out" (1936), "Earthworm Tractors" (1936), "A Son Comes Home" (1936), "To Mary - With Love" (1936), "Pepper" (1936), "China Clipper" (1936), "The Texas Rangers" (1936), "Hollywood Boulevard" (1936), "Lady Be Careful" (1936), "Wives Never Know" (1936), "Murder With Pictures" (1936), "Valiant Is The World For Carrie" (1936), "The Big Broadcast Of 1937" (1936), "Hopalong Cassidy Returns" (1936), "The Plainsman" (1936), "Arizona Mahoney" (1936), "Let's Make A Million" (1936), "Dangerous Number" (1937), "Internes Can't Take Money" (1937), "A Star Is Born" (1937), "They Gave Him A Gun" (1937), "There Goes My Girl" (1937), "Angel's Holiday" (1937), "Big Business" (1937), "Sing And Be Happy" (1937), "Marry The Girl" (1937), "Topper" (1937), "Exclusive" (1937), "Vogues Of 1938" (1937), "Big City" (1937), "it's Love I'm After" (1937), "Merry-Go-Round Of 1938" (1937), "Big Town Girl" (1937), "True Confession" (1937), "Every Day's A Holiday" (1937), "City Girl" (1938), "Midnight Intruder" (1938), "The Big Broadcast Of 1938" (1938), "The First Hundred Years" (1938), "Mr. Moto's Gamble" (1938), "Tip-Off Girls" (1938), "Kentucky Moonshine" (1938), 'Professor Beware" (1938), "Tropic Holiday" (1938), "Passport Husband" (1938), "Racket Busters" (1938), "The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse" (1938), "The Chaser" (1938), "Letter Of Introduction" (1938), "The Texans" (1938), "Sing, You Sinners" (1938), "Give Me A Sailor" (1938), "Spawn Of The North" (1938), "You Can't Take it With You" (1938), "The Mad Miss Manton" (1938), "There Goes My Heart" (1938), "The Sisters" (1938), "Exposed" (1938), "Hard To Get" )1038), "The Cowboy And The Lady" (1938), "Strange Faces" (1938), "Blondie" (1938), "Up The River" (1938), Sweethearts" (1938), "They Made Me A Criminal" (1939), "The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt" (1939), "Boy Slaves" (1939), "The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn" (1939), "Made For Each Other" (1939), "The Amazing Wildcat" (1939), "You Can't Cheat An Honest Man" (1939), "Nancy Drew... Reporter" (1939), "Tail Spin" (1939), "The Oklahoma Kid" (1939), "The Spirit Of Culver" (1939), "Blondie Meets The Boss" (1939), "Inside Story" (1939), "The Lady From Kentucky" (1939), "Big Town Czar" (1939), "Lucky Night" (1939), "Torchy Runs For Mayor" (1939), "The Gracie Allen Murder Case" (1939), "Second Fiddle" (1939), "Bachelor Mother" (1939), "News Is Made At Night" (1939), "Indianapolis Speedway" (1939), "Blondie Takes A Vacation" (1939), "Behind Prison Gates" (1939), "I Stole A Million" (1939), "Rio" (1939), "On Your Toes" (1939), "Hollywood Cavalcade" (1939), "Pack Up Your Troubles" (1939), "At The Circus" (1939), "The Housekeeper's Daughter" (1939), "Heaven With A Barbed Wire Fence" (1939), "Blondie Brings Up Baby" (1939), "Too Busy To Work" (1939), "Gone With The Wind" (1939), "Hollywood Slaves" (1939), "The Man Who Wouldn't Talk" (1940), "His Girl Friday" (1940), "Brother Rat And A Baby" (1940), "The Grapes Of Wrath" (1940), "Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet" (1940), "Broadway Melody Of 1940" (1940), "Blondie On A Budget" (1940), "Star Dust" (1940), "The Doctor Takes A Wife" (1940), "Edison, The Man" (1940), "Lillian Russell" (1940), "On Their Own" (1940), "You Can't Fool Your Wife" (1940), "Love, Honor And Oh-Baby!" (1940), "Sailors Lady" (1940), "Manhattan Heartbeat" (1940), "Blondie Has Servant Trouble" (1940), "Gold Rush Maisie" (1940), "The Return Of Frank James" (1940), "Young People" (1940), "The Howards Of Virginia" (1940), "Dreaming Out Loud" (1940), "Blondie Plays Cupid" (1940), "She Could Say No" (1940), "Flight Command" (1940), "Michael Shayne: Private Detective" (1940), "Jennie" (1940), "Four Mothers" (1941), "The Wild Man Of Borneo" (1941), "Western Union" (1941), "Back Street" (1941), "Tobacco Road" (1941), "Blondie Goes Latin" (1941), "Murder Among Friends" (1941), "A Girl, A Guy, And A Gob" (1941), "The Lone Wolf Takes A Chance" (1941), "Barnacle Bill" (1941), "Ride On Vaquero" (1941), "Too Many Blondes" (1941), "Million Dollar Baby" (1941), "Blondie In Society" (1941), "Caught In The Draft" (1941), "Accent On Love" (1941), "Our Wife" (1941), "It Started With Eve" (1941), "Never Give A Sucker An Even Break" (1941), "Great Guns' (1941), "Henry Aldrich For President" (1941), "Moon Over Her Shoulder" (1941), "The Great Man's Lady" (1941), "They Died With Their Boots On" (1941), "Skylark" (1941), "Look Who's Laughing" (1941), "Cadet Girl" (1941), "Remember The Day" (1941), "Freckles Comes Home" (1942), "Young America" (1942), "The Bashful Bachelor" (1942), "Blondie's Blessed Event" (1942), "The Spoilers" (1942), "Sweetheart Of The Fleet" (1942), "Thru Different Eyes" (1942), "Lady In A Jam" (1942), "Holiday Inn" (1942), "Footlight Serenade" (1942), "Blondie For Victory" (1942), "Pardon My Sarong" (1942), "Give Out, Sisters" (1942), "Between Us Girls" (1942), "Get Hep To Love" (1942), "The Daring Young Man" (1942), "Star Spangled Rhythm" (1942), "Happy Go Lucky" (1942), "Shadow Of A Doubt" (1943), "The Amazing Mrs. Holliday" (1943), "Two Weeks To Live" (1943), "Dixie Dugan" (1943), "King of The Cowboys" (1943), "Follow The Band" (1943), "A Stranger In Town" (1943), "Action In The North Atlantic" (1943), "The Desperadoes" (1943), "It's A Great Life" (1943), "Mister Big" (1943), "Hers To Hold" (1943), "This Is The Army" (1943), "The Good Fellows" (1943), "So's Your Uncle" (1943), "Johnny Come Lately" (1943), "Top Man" (1943), "Footlight Glamour" (1943), "My Kingdom For A Cook" (1943), "Girl Crazy" (1943), "In Old Oklahoma" (1943), "Gung Ho!: The Story Of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders" (1943), "A Guy Named Joe" (1943), "What A Woman!" (1943), "Chip Off The Old Block" (1944), "Week-End Pass" (1944), "Knickerbocker Holiday" (1944), "Her Primitive Man" (1944), "Pin Up Girl" (1944), "The Story Of Dr. Wassell" (1944), "Song Of The Open Road" (1944), "Since You Went Away" (1944), "Wing And A Prayer" (1944), "Patrick The Great" (1944), "Casanova Brown" (1944), "Heavenly Days" (1944), "The Thin Man Goes Home" (1944), "Can't Help Singing" (1944), "Under Western Skies" (1945), "Roughly Speaking" (1945), "Out Of This World" (1945), 'Hitchhike To Happiness" (1945), "Guest Wife" (1945), "Week-End At The Waldorf" (1945), "Star In The Night" (1945), "Spellbound" (1945), "One Way To Love" (1946), "Night Train To Memphis" (1946), "Wake Up And Dream" (1946), "My Brother Talks To Horses" (1947), "Monsieur Verdoux" (1947), "Saddle Pals" (1947), "Dear Ruth" (1947), "The Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer" (1947), "High Wall" (1947), "Rocky" (1948), "Albuquerque" (1948), "Adventures In Silverado" (1948), "State Of The Union" (1948), "The Velvet Touch" (1948), "Good Sam" (1948), "Moonrise" (1948), "Family Honeymoon" (1948), "Words And Music" (1948), "Whispering Smith" (1948), "California's Golden Beginning" (1948), "Dynamite" (1948), "John Loves Mary" (1949), "The Green Promise" (1949), "The Big Cat" (1949), "Manhandled" (1949), "Night Unto Night" (1949), "It's A Great Feeling" (1949), "The House Across The Street" (1949), "Dear Wife" (1949), "Sons Of New Mexico" (1949), "Woman In Hiding" (1950), "Wabash Avenue" (1950), "Riding High" (1950), "The Happy Years" (1950), "Never A Dull Moment" (1950), "Born To Be Bad" (1950), "Emergency Wedding" (1950), "Katie Did It" (1950), "Mr. Music" (1950), "Cause For Alarm!" (1951), "Here Comes The Groom" (1951), "Honeychile" (1951), "Desert of Lost Men" (1951), "Room For One More" (1952), "Rose Of Cimarron" (1952), "O. Henry's Full House" (1952), "Kansas Pacific" (1953), "Fort Ti" (1953), "Sweethearts On Parade" (1953), "Devil's Canyon" (1953), "The Glenn Miller Story" (1954), "Duffy Of San Quentin" (1954), "Ma And Pa Kettle At Home" (1954), "Black Horse Canyon" (1954), "A Star Is Born" (1954), "Run For Cover" (1955), "At Gunpoint" (1955), "Hidden Guns" (1956), "Dakota Incident" (1956), "Ambush At Cimarron Pass" (1958), and "Fort Massacre" (1958). Besides, playing the role of the 'Postal Clerk' in the episode entitled, "Captain Jack," of the classic comedy television series, "Leave It To Beaver," which originally aired on October 11, 1957, and which also starred Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow, and Jerry Mathers, tells the story of Ward and June who know that Wally and Beaver are about to send away for something again, this being somewhat of a regular routine. What they are unaware of is what they are sending away for: a live alligator from Florida. Ward had previously had a discussion about the boys needing to show some responsibility before they could have a pet, which is why they aren't telling their parents. They are somewhat disappointed that what was advertised as an 8-foot-long alligator ends up being a tiny 6-inch baby alligator upon its arrival. As they don't know how to take care of an alligator let alone a baby, they need advice. They can't turn to their parents, so they turn to the closest thing to an authority: Captain Jack, the proprietor of the local alligator farm. Based on Captain Jack's advice, Wally and Beaver are able to nurse the alligator to health, which causes some issues in the house if only because Ward and June notice some unusual items missing, those items which the boys have been using to care for the alligator, who they've also named Captain Jack. The questions become how long the boys can keep an alligator in the house without detection, or if they manage how long until Captain Jack becomes too large an animal for them to keep at all, his many other television credits include, "The Silver Theatre," "The Ford Television Theatre," "Footlights Theater," "Crown Theatre With Gloria Swanson," "Four Star Playhouse," "I Love Lucy," "My Little Margie," "Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre," "Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok," "Cavalcade Of America," "December Bride," "Goodyear Theatre," "The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna," "Tales Of The Texas Rangers," "The George Burns And Gracie Allen Show," "Date With The Angels," "The Real McCoys," "The Mickey Mouse Club," "Annette," "The Frank Sinatra Show," "77 Sunset Strip," "Wagon Train," "General Electric Theater," "Tales Of Wells Fargo," "The Donna Reed Show," "The Gray Ghost," "Bachelor Father," "Whirlybirds," "Maverick," "Laramie," "Riverboat, and "Overland Trail." His last role was playing 'Man Customer,' in the episode entitled, "Young Man With A Shoehorn," in the classic comedy television series, "The Dick Van Dyke Show," which originally aired on February 24, 1965, and which also starred Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall, and Carl Reiner, tells the story of Buddy and Rob who run a shoe store they've invested in after chasing off its only full-time salesman. The episode was released two weeks after his death. On an interesting note, he appeared in three Oscar Best Picture winners, he also appeared in nine other Best Picture nominees, "Bad Girl" (1931), "I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang" (1932), "Lady For A Day" (1933), "Mr. Deeds Goes To Town" (1936), "San Francisco" (1936), "A Star Is Born" (1937), "The Grapes Of Wrath" (1940), "Since You Went Away" (1944), and "Spellbound" (1945). He passed away from undisclosed causes in Hollywood, California, on February 5, 1965, at the age of 71. His funeral services were held through Pierce Brothers Hollywood and donations were made in his memory to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, and for his military service, he was buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California. He was married first to Freda Lee Scoville Bacon (1903-1928), with whom he had two children, a son named Robert J. Bacon (1922-1985), and a daughter named Barbara Ann Bacon (1922-2016). His wife Freda passed away on January 7, 1928, at the age of 24. After his first wife died he married for a second time to Margaret Berniece "Peggy" Beaver Bacon (1910-1989), from June 30, 1930, until they divorced sometime in 1934, with whom he had one child, a son named Frank I. Bacon (1932-2014). He married for a third time to Alice Bernice Plye Bacon from June 26, 1937, until his death on February 5, 1965. The couple had no children together.

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