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Also Known As: Died: December 25, 1997
Born: May 11, 1920 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Bethune, Colorado, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Bethune, CO
1940:
Moved to L.A.
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Served in the US Navy during WWII; wounded off Guadalcanal and received medical discharge in 1942
1947:
Film debut, "The Guilt of Janet Ames"
1951:
Played a variety of featured roles on "The Roy Rogers Show" (CBS)
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Appeared as one-half of the outlaw Thompson Brothers on the first season of the ABC Western "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp"
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Played the recurring role of Caleb on "Gunsmoke" (CBS)
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Had recurring role of the musical mountain man Briscoe Darling on "The Andy Griffith Show"
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Played the grandfather on the ABC sitcom "Tammy"
1967:
Portrayed the Texas ranger on the hunt for "Bonnie and Clyde" in Arthur Penn's feature
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Co-starred as Doris Day's father on the CBS sitcom "The Doris Day Show"
1975:
Created role of a crusty lobbyist in the pilot of "Karen", an ABC sitcom starring Karen Valentine; replaced in the role by Charles Lane
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Co-starred on "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" (NBC)
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Played Uncle Jesse on "The Dukes of Hazzard" (CBS)
1986:
Again appeared as Briscoe Darling in the NBC TV-movie "Return to Mayberry"
1994:
Final feature, a small role in "Maverick"
1997:
Reprised role of Uncle Jesse for "Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion" (CBS)
1997:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December

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