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Also Known As: Died: February 25, 2006
Born: May 7, 1922 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Spokane, Washington, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1945:
Professional acting debut in "Liliom" for the Actors Lab in Hollywood
1945:
Film debut in "A Song to Remember"
1948:
New York stage debut in "The Old Lady Says No!"
1949:
Played Happy in Broadway production of "Death of a Salesman"
1951:
Made TV series debut as "Crime Photographer" (CBS)
1955:
Had breakthrough feature film roles in "Summertime" and "The Man With the Golden Arm"
1957:
First directed for the New York stage, "Respect for Joey"
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Starred as "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer" (syndicated)
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Starred in TV series "Riverboat" (NBC)
1959:
First directed for TV with episodes of "Bucksin"
1967:
TV-movie debut, "The Outsider" (NBC)
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Starred in TV series spin-off of "The Outsider" (NBC)
1972:
First played Kolchak in the ABC TV-moive pilot "The Night Stalker"
1973:
Directed and produced feature film "Happy Mother's Day, Love George"
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Starred as "Kolchak, the Night Stalker" (ABC)
1983:
Tried sitcoms with "Small & Frye" (CBS)
1983:
Played the father in "A Christmas Story"
1985:
Returned to the New York stage after 20 year absence in "California Dog Fight"
1989:
Made first of several appearances as father of "Murphy Brown" (CBS)
1989:
Hosted first of several "Unclaimed Fortunes" specials (ABC)
1994:
Did voice work for animated "Gargoyles" syndicated series
1994:
Hosted first of several "Mysteries of the Ancient World" specials (CBS)
1995:
Played father to Adam Sandler in "Billy Madison"
1998:
Made guest appearance on "The X-Files" (Fox)

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