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