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Also Known As: Robert Shaen Dawe Died: November 29, 1992
Born: October 4, 1900 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Yonkers, New York, USA Profession: actor, journalist, investment banker

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Prolific supporting player of the Broadway stage, screen and TV, whose career lasted for over 60 years. Best known as Inspector Henderson on the popular syndicated series "The Adventures of Superman" (1952-57), Shayne's last role was the recurring part of Reggie, the blind news vendor, on another superhero series, "The Flash" (1990-91). On Broadway, he worked with Katherine Hepburn and Ethel Barrymore. Shayne appeared in nearly 100 films, sometimes as a lead, but usually a supporting player, often in B movies. His feature credits include "Hollywood Canteen" (1944), "Mr. Skeffington", "Rhapsody in Blue" (both 1945), "Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman" (1947), "Let's Live a Little" (1948) and "Tora! Tora! Tora!" (1970).

Prolific supporting player of the Broadway stage, screen and TV, whose career lasted for over 60 years. Best known as Inspector Henderson on the popular syndicated series "The Adventures of Superman" (1952-57), Shayne's last role was the recurring part of Reggie, the blind news vendor, on another superhero series, "The Flash" (1990-91). On Broadway, he worked with Katherine Hepburn and Ethel Barrymore. Shayne appeared in nearly 100 films, sometimes as a lead, but usually a supporting player, often in B movies. His feature credits include "Hollywood Canteen" (1944), "Mr. Skeffington", "Rhapsody in Blue" (both 1945), "Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman" (1947), "Let's Live a Little" (1948) and "Tora! Tora! Tora!" (1970).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Gentleman Tramp (1975) Voice
2.
 Cool Breeze (1972) Gynecologist
3.
 Priest Killer, The (1971) Father Wendell
4.
 The Barefoot Executive (1971) Sponsor
5.
 The Million Dollar Duck (1971) 1st refinery clerk
6.
 Runaway Girl (1966) Walter Quillen
7.
 Son of Flubber (1963) Assistant to defense secretary
8.
 20,000 Eyes (1961) Police lieutenant
9.
 From the Terrace (1960) Partner
10.
 Why Must I Die? (1960) Charlie Munro
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Worked as a journalist
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Acted with repertory companies in Alabama
1934:
Feature acting debut, "Keep `Em Rolling"
1953:
Played Inspector Henderson on the syndicated superhero series, "The Adventures of Superman"
1971:
Final film role in Disney's "The Million Dollar Duck"
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Final recurring TV series role, "The Flash"
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Education

Boston University: Boston , Massachusetts -
Chicago Academy of the Arts: Chicago , Illinois -

Notes

He is a member of the Boston stock exchange.

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wife:
Mary Crouch. Married and divorced in the late 1920s.
wife:
Mary Sheffield. Married c. 1931; divorced after ten years of marriage.
companion:
Ayn Rand. Author. Had relationship around 1935.
wife:
Elizabeth Shayne. Worked in stills department at Warner Bros.; married c. 1943 until his death.
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daughter:
Dorothy Dawe. Mother, Mary Crouch.
daughter:
Roberta Dawe. Mother, Mary Sheffield.
son:
Robert Dawe Jr. Born in 1947; died of cancer at age 36 in August 1983.
daughter:
Stephanie Dawe. Actor. Born in 1950.
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