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Also Known As: Died: January 24, 2010
Born: May 18, 1928 Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer
Birth Place: Waycross, Georgia, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1944:
Worked briefly as an apprentice with the Atlantic Coastline Railroad after graduating from high school
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Enlisted in the US Marine Corps; served two years as a musician with the Marine Corps band
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Made professional stage debut with Moss Hart and Kitty Carlisle in "The Man Who Came to Dinner" at the Olney Theatre in Maryland
1950:
Joined the newly formed Arena Stage in Washington, DC, where he performed in more than a dozen plays
1952:
Worked with several off-Broadway theatres in New York, including the American Lyric Theatre and the Equity Library Theatre
1954:
Had roles in "Twelfth Night" and "The Merchant of Venice" with New York's Shakespeare Theatre Company
1955:
Made Broadway debut in "Tonight in Samarkand"
1955:
Won a Drama Desk Award for his performance in the off-Broadway play, "Macbeth"
1957:
Made feature film debut with a sizable supporting role in "Desire Under the Elms"
1959:
Played stalwart Adam Cartwright on NBC's Western series, "Bonanza"; left after the sixth season due to disagreements with the writers and a desire to return to theatre
1979:
Played the title role in the CBS-TV series, "Trapper John M.D."; earned an Emmy nomination for Best Actor in 1981
1988:
Co-starred with Milla Jovovich in the TV movie, "The Night Train to Kathmandu"
1991:
Hosted the TV series, "FBI: The Untold Stories"
2001:
Final TV appearance was on an episode of CBS' "Diagnosis Murder"

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