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Also Known As: Robert Sweeney Died: June 7, 1992
Born: October 19, 1918 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: California, USA Profession: actor, director, producer, radio announcer

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Veteran TV, film and radio actor turned successful TV director and producer. Sweeney's entertainment career began in the waning days of the golden age of radio, first as an announcer and then as half of a popular comedy team. He moved on to the infant medium of TV where he made a niche for himself as a supporting player on several early sitcoms. Sweeney co-starred with Gale Gordon (later of "The Lucy Show") in a short-lived sitcom before landing what must have seemed like a plum role at the time: Fibber McGee on the NBC TV version of "Fibber McGee and Molly", the immensely popular radio sitcom. However the show failed and Sweeney shifted most of his attention to TV directing. As an actor, Sweeney is best known to film audiences as the smugly earnest undertaker in John Ford's "The Last Hurrah" (1958) and as Cousin Bob in Alfred Hitchcock's "Marnie" (1964).

Veteran TV, film and radio actor turned successful TV director and producer. Sweeney's entertainment career began in the waning days of the golden age of radio, first as an announcer and then as half of a popular comedy team. He moved on to the infant medium of TV where he made a niche for himself as a supporting player on several early sitcoms. Sweeney co-starred with Gale Gordon (later of "The Lucy Show") in a short-lived sitcom before landing what must have seemed like a plum role at the time: Fibber McGee on the NBC TV version of "Fibber McGee and Molly", the immensely popular radio sitcom. However the show failed and Sweeney shifted most of his attention to TV directing. As an actor, Sweeney is best known to film audiences as the smugly earnest undertaker in John Ford's "The Last Hurrah" (1958) and as Cousin Bob in Alfred Hitchcock's "Marnie" (1964).

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DIRECTOR:

2.
  Return To Mayberry (1986) Director
3.
  Andros Targets, The (1977) Director
4.
  Spencer's Pilots (1976) Director
5.
  Oh, Nurse! (1972) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Murder 101 (1991) Tilden Crane
2.
 Book of Love (1990) Mr Snow
3.
 Irishman, The (1978) Nat Simpson
5.
 Marnie (1964) Cousin Bob
6.
 Son of Flubber (1963) Mr. Harker
7.
 Moon Pilot (1962) Senator McGuire
8.
 Toby Tyler (1960) Harry Tupper
9.
 The Last Hurrah (1958) Johnny Degnan
10.
 Mister Scoutmaster (1953) Hackett
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Started his career as a radio announcer and comedy performer (in partnership with Hal March)
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Starred with March on a popular CBS radio series, "The Sweeney and March Show"
1953:
Played a peanut magnate on "My Favorite Husband" TV series
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Played the vice-principal on "Our Miss Brooks" TV series
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Co-starred with Gale Gordon in "The Brothers"
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Starred in the TV version of the popular radio series, "Fibber McGee and Molly"
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After playing Fibber McGee, turned to a career as a TV director
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Directed most of the episodes in the first three years of the longrunning "The Andy Griffith Show"
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Produced (with Bill Finnegan) the first six seasons of the immensely successful cop series, "Hawaii Five-O"
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Education

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute: - 1984

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wife:
Bev Sweeney. Survived him.

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daughter:
Bridget Sweeney. Survived him.

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