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Also Known As: Died: January 27, 1994
Born: May 25, 1926 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Nelson, Georgia, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Bedford, Indiana
1944:
Served as master sergeant in US Army Signal Corps
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Worked as salesman in Indiana
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Made stage debut with Barter Theatre, Abingdon Virginia where he appeared in "The Hasty Heart", "The Heiress" and "The Show Off"
1951:
Broadway debut as a salesman in "The Rose Tatoo" (also toured with show 1951-52)
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Performed for several seasons with touring companies and in dinner theater; worked in Chicago, Houston, Jacksonville and L,A.
1951:
TV debut, "Suspense"
1953:
Film debut, "From Here to Eternity"
1961:
Starred in "Sam Hill", a memorable busted Western pilot, directed by Robert Altman and broadcast as an episode of "Bonanza" on NBC
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TV series debut, "Movin' On"
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Appeared as a regular, Sheriff Elroy P. Lobo, on the trucking adventure series "B.J. And the Bear"
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Starred in the spinoff, "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo"
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Starred in "Lobo", a somewhat darker urban crime drama spinoff from "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo"
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Worked as a TV and radio spokesman for Aamco transmissions
1992:
Final TV movie credit, playing Teddy Roosevelt in the syndicated miniseries, "Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls"
1992:
Final TV guest shot, as the ghost of a Western bank robber on "Eerie, Indiana", directed by Joe Dante
1992:
Final feature credit, "Falling From Grace", the directing bow of John Mellencamp

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