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Also Known As: George Harvey Presnell Died: June 30, 2009
Born: September 14, 1933 Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer
Birth Place: Modesto, California, USA Profession: actor, singer

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A tall (6'4"), imposing baritone with roots in the musical theater, Harve Presnell played the hubby of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" on Broadway (1960), on tour (1962), and in the movie with Debbie Reynolds (1964). But filmed musicals were on the wane, and he spent four decades on stage until such films as "Fargo" (1996) made him a viable character player of the big screen.

A tall (6'4"), imposing baritone with roots in the musical theater, Harve Presnell played the hubby of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" on Broadway (1960), on tour (1962), and in the movie with Debbie Reynolds (1964). But filmed musicals were on the wane, and he spent four decades on stage until such films as "Fargo" (1996) made him a viable character player of the big screen.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Love Ranch (2010)
2.
 Baitshop (2008)
3.
 Evan Almighty (2007)
4.
5.
6.
 Super Sucker (2003) Winslow Schnaebelt
7.
 Old School (2003) Mr Springbrook
8.
 Mr. Deeds (2002) Blake
9.
 Escanaba in da Moonlight (2001) Albert Soady
10.
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Milestones close milestones

1949:
Made stage debut at age 16 singing in an opera
1960:
Broadway debut, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"
1964:
Made film debut reprising his role as Johnny Brown in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"
1969:
Featured in the disastrous big-screen musical "Paint Your Wagon"
1979:
Appeared as Daddy Warbucks in the Broadway production of "Annie"; also toured with the production
1984:
Cast on the ABC soap opera "Ryan's Hope"
1995:
Had recurring role as Lois' father on "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (ABC)
1996:
Returned to films, playing William H. Macy's father-in-law in "Fargo"
1997:
Played Mr. Parker on the NBC series "The Pretender"
1998:
"Saving Private Ryan" as Gen. George C. Marshall
2000:
Co-starred with Nicholas Cage in "The Family Man" as Big Ed
2000:
Had a recurring role on the WB's "Dawson's Creek" as Arthur Brooks
2001:
Portrayed Joe Kennedy in the TV-movie "Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot" (NBC)
2007:
Had a recurring role on NBC's "Andy Barker, P.I." as Lew Staziak
2007:
Cast as Congressman Burrows in "Evan Almighty"
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

"I started as star, and now I have to climb the ladder again." --Harve Presnell in USA Today, March 21, 1996

On Broadway: "I'm not going back unless there's something exciting and new." --Harve Presnell in USA Today, March 21, 1996.

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Sheri Presnell. Divorced.
wife:
Veeva Presnell. Married c. 1966; second wife.

Family close complete family listing

sister:
Joanne Presnell. Born in 1939.
sister:
Bonnie Mae Presnell. Born in 1940.
daughter:
Veeva L Presnell. Born in 1967.

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