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Also Known As: Died: November 7, 1992
Born: September 16, 1927 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Astoria, New York, USA Profession: actor, game show host, newspaper owner, councilman, mayor

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Veteran TV and film actor who began his career as a child performer. Kelly was best known as the co-star of the popular Western series "Maverick," which ran on ABC-TV from 1957-62. As Bart Maverick he played the brother of James Garner's Bret Maverick; both were dapper gamblers and card-sharks who wandered throughout the West and got involved in all kinds of tongue-in-cheek mischief. Kelly's official film debut was "The Story of Alexander Graham Bell" (1939) starring Don Ameche, though he also appeared in the previous year's "Swing Your Lady," a minor Humphrey Bogart entry. Kelly's feature credits include Douglas Sirk's "No Room for the Groom" (1952), Bud Boetticher's "Red Ball Express" (1952) and the MGM science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" (1956). Kelly's other TV roles include Andrew Duggan, Andy's pal on "The Saga of Andy Burnett" segments of "Walt Disney Presents" (1957-58); a four-year stint as a gameshow host on "Sale of the Century" (1969-73); and Captain Arthur P. Ryan, Teresa Graves' hard-nosed superior officer on "Get Christie Love!" (1975). Kelly was also a regular on the Hardy Boys segments of "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" (1974-75), appeared in the pilot for "Vega$!"...

Veteran TV and film actor who began his career as a child performer. Kelly was best known as the co-star of the popular Western series "Maverick," which ran on ABC-TV from 1957-62. As Bart Maverick he played the brother of James Garner's Bret Maverick; both were dapper gamblers and card-sharks who wandered throughout the West and got involved in all kinds of tongue-in-cheek mischief. Kelly's official film debut was "The Story of Alexander Graham Bell" (1939) starring Don Ameche, though he also appeared in the previous year's "Swing Your Lady," a minor Humphrey Bogart entry. Kelly's feature credits include Douglas Sirk's "No Room for the Groom" (1952), Bud Boetticher's "Red Ball Express" (1952) and the MGM science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" (1956).

Kelly's other TV roles include Andrew Duggan, Andy's pal on "The Saga of Andy Burnett" segments of "Walt Disney Presents" (1957-58); a four-year stint as a gameshow host on "Sale of the Century" (1969-73); and Captain Arthur P. Ryan, Teresa Graves' hard-nosed superior officer on "Get Christie Love!" (1975). Kelly was also a regular on the Hardy Boys segments of "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" (1974-75), appeared in the pilot for "Vega$!" (1978), and played Lloyd Bridges in the ABC-TV biopic "Grace Kelly" (1983).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Inherent Vice (2014)
2.
3.
 New Maverick, The (1978) Bart Maverick
4.
 Vega$ (1978) Merle Ochs
5.
 Young Billy Young (1969) John Behan
6.
 Love and Kisses (1965) Jeff Pringle
7.
 FBI Code 98 (1964) Robert P. Cannon
8.
 A Fever in the Blood (1961) Dan Callahan
9.
 Hong Kong Affair (1958) Steve Whalen
10.
 Taming Sutton's Gal (1957) Jugger Phelps
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Discovered as a child by producer Lee Schubert
1939:
Feature film debut in "The Story of Alexander Graham Bell"
1978:
Recreated the role of Bart Maverick for an ABC TV-movie pilot "The New Maverick"
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Served as mayor of Huntington Beach, California
1955:
Starred in the TV version of "Kings Row", broadcast as continuing rotating segments of the "Warner Brothers Presents" series
1991:
Final TV appearance; played Bart Maverick in a NBC-TV movie sequel "Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns" starring Kenny Rogers
1992:
Lost the "Huntington Beach News" when it folded
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Provided voiceovers for commercials
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Began Hollywood career as a child actor
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Hosted the TV game show, "Sale of the Century"
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Joined the cast of "Maverick" as Bart Maverick, the brother of James Garner's Bret Maverick, in November of the show's first season
1991:
Recreated the role of Bart Maverick for NBC-TV's revival "Bret Maverick"
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Served as a City Councilman in Huntington, California (date approximate)
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Invested in real estate and purchased the Huntington Beach News
1992:
Underwent by-pass surgery after a heart attack
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mother:
Nan Kelly Yorke. Actor. Born 1895, died 1978.
sister:
Nancy Kelly. Actor. Born 1921; best known for the 1955 stage and 1956 screen versions of "The Bad Seed".

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