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Don Wilson rose to fame as an actor, gracing the silver screen many times over the course of his Hollywood career. Wilson started his acting career landing roles in such films as "Comin' Round the Mountain" (1940), the Lana Turner musical "Two Girls on Broadway" (1940) and the Richard Dix adaptation "The Round-Up" (1941). He continued to act in productions like the musical comedy "Thank Your Lucky Stars" (1943) with Eddie Cantor, the musical "Jamboree" (1944) with Ruth Terry and the crime drama "The Chase" (1946) with Robert Cummings. He also appeared in "The Kid From Brooklyn" (1946). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Sailor Beware" (1952) and the crime flick "Niagara" (1953) with Marilyn Monroe. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "The Jack Benny Program" (CBS, 1950-1965). Wilson last worked on "Jack Benny's 20th Anniversary TV Special" (NBC, 1970-71). Wilson passed away in April 1982 at the age of 82.

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