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Also Known As: Died: March 18, 2010
Born: August 16, 1924 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Fort Worth, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1950:
Credited as the voice of Leslie, the chauffeur, in the film "Harvey"
1954:
Discovered by Walt Disney while acting in the B movie, "Them!"
1952:
Had a small role in the western, "Springfield Rifle," starring Gary Cooper
1952:
Made feature film debut in "Untamed Frontier"
1951:
Made stage debut in the national company of "Mister Roberts"
1972:
Made TV-movie debut in "Climb an Angry Mountain"
1957:
Played the father in the Disney classic, "Old Yeller"
1954:
Played the title role in a series of Disney programs, "The Adventures of Davy Crockett" (ABC)
1962:
Starred in the TV version of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (ABC)
1956:
Starred as John 'Doc' Grayson in film, "Westward Ho the Wagons!"
1974:
Final film or TV appearance was the unaired pilot of "The Fess Parker Show"
1964:
Played the title role in the NBC series, "Daniel Boone"
1956:
Reprised film role of Doc Grayson' in the TV version, aired as part of "Walt Disney" on ABC
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Served in the U.S. Marine Corps at the end of World War II
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Popular songs include "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett".

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