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James MacArthur

  • Birth 8 Dec 1937 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Death 28 Oct 2010 Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 60765101

Actor. He is most identified with the role of Detective Danny "Danno" Williams in the long-running police drama "Hawaii Five-O" (1968 to 1979). The line "Book 'em, Danno", often used during the series' run, is one of the most memorable in television history. He was adopted as an infant by playwright Charles MacArthur and legendary stage and film actress Helen Hayes; there was little doubt he would follow them with a career in the entertainment industry. An exceptional athlete during his high school years, he excelled at football, baseball and basketball, while participating in the Drama Club. He made his TV debut in a 1955 episode of the program "Climax!" titled "Deal a Blow", and appeared in his first motion picture role two years later in "The Young Stranger". He would receive a Theatre World Award in 1961 for his performance in the Broadway play "Invitation to a March" (1960 to 1961). During the 1960s, MacArthur had scores of TV guest roles on such programs as "Wagon Train", "Bonanza" and "Gunsmoke", while having substantial parts in the films "Kidnapped" (1960), "Swiss Family Robinson" (1960), "Spencer's Mountain" (1963), "The Bedford Incident" (1965, as the panicked Ensign Ralston), "Battle of the Bulge" (1966), "The Angry Breed" (1968) and "Hang 'Em High" (1968). He was formerly married to actress Joyce Bulifant.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 28 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60765101
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James MacArthur (8 Dec 1937–28 Oct 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60765101, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .