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|Also Known As:||Died:||May 10, 2000|
|Born:||July 8, 1918||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||Liberty, Missouri, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Feature debut as a Senate reporter in "Mr Smith Goes to Washington"
Signed by Warner Bros.; acted in two films with future wife Alexis Smith, receiving good notices for his support of Flight Commander Fred MacMurray in "Dive Bomber" and as Smith's love interest in "Steel Against the Sky"
Made two additional films with Smith, "The Doughgirls" and "Hollywood Canteen"
Acted with the Bowery Boys in "Blues Busters"; first movie (excluding debut) not with Warners
Provided half of the romantic duo (with Helen Westcott) for "Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
Starred in "The Deadly Mantis", although the real star was the special effects
Offered intriguing performance as a man of mystery in "Buchanan Rides Alone", a taut B Western starring Randolph Scott
Star of the popular series "Peter Gunn" (first two seasons on NBC, last one ABC)
Starred as Michael Strait in short-lived syndicated series "Man of the World"
Broadway debut as Fred Gaily in "Here's Love"
Played Michael Bell, sophisticated Broadway press agent, in another short-lived series, "Mr. Broadway" (CBS)
Reprised Peter Gunn role for Blake Edwards' "Gunn"; Edwards was the producer of the TV series
Recreated the "Thin Man" role popularized in features by William Powell for ABC special "Nick and Nora" (proposed pilot not picked up)
Had regular role as Walter Carlson in NBC series "The Invisible Man", starring David McCallum in title part
Played Asher Berg in ground-breaking ABC miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man"
Reteamed with Edwards for "S.O.B."
Played the part of Craig Stewart on "Dallas" (CBS)
Last screen appearance as Frank Poston in "Marcus Welby, M.D.--A Holiday Affair" (NBC)
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