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Also Known As: Died: November 14, 2002
Born: February 7, 1915 Cause of Death: Complications of surgery following a fall in his home
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Began vaudeville career as a child performer
1930:
Made stage acting debut in the play "Lottery"
1931:
Broadway debut in "The Man on Stilts"
1935:
Co-starred in the NYC production of "So Proudly We Hail"
1937:
Had supporting role in the stage version of "Brother Rat"
1940:
Feature film acting debut, "Too Many Girls"
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Signed by Paramount
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Played first leading roles in films in "Sweater Girl" (1942) and "Young and Willing" (1943)
1944:
Co-starred in two Preston Sturges-directed features, "Hail the Conquering Hero" and "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek"
1947:
Last film for Paramount, "Ladies' Man"
1952:
Supplied a voice for the syndicated children's cartoon show, "Willie Wonderful"
1953:
Last film for almost a decade, "A Slight Case of Larceny"
1953:
Began touring in the stage play "The Seven Year Itch"; appeared on Broadway in the lead in 1955 and continued touring on and off throughout the rest of the 1950s
1955:
Was a panelist on the NBC game show, "Make the Connection"
1957:
Hosted the TV game show "Masquerade Party" for one season
1960:
Debut as theatrical producer with "Beg, Borrow or Steal"; also acted in play
1961:
Last onscreen role in films for over two decades, the Italian-produced "Una Domenica d'Estate"
1966:
Played Felix Ungar in the Broadway version of "The Odd Couple"
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Toured in "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running"
1970:
Became co-owner of the Staircase Theatre
1971:
Supplied one of the voices for the animated musical comedy, "Shinbone Alley"
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Played Horace Vandergelder to Carol Channing's Dolly Levi in the touring revival of "Hello, Dolly!"; played Broadway in 1978 and London in 1979
1983:
Returned to feature films to appear in a supporting role in "National Lampoon's Vacation"
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Toured Australia in the vaudeville-inspired "Sugar Babies"
1989:
Played Cap'n Andy Hawkes on the PBS "Great Performances" presentation of the landmark stage musical, "Show Boat"
1990:
Had recurring role on the NBC sitcom "The Golden Girls"
1991:
Returned to films in "Oscar"
1992:
Had title role in the Paper Mill Playhouse staging of "The Wizard of Oz"
1994:
Played Father Burke on the NBC primetime drama series, "Winnetka Road"
1994:
Last film role to date, a small part in "Baby's Day Out"
1997:
Made guest appearance on the nostalgia-tinged AMC series "Remember WENN"
2000:
Starred in the PBS adaptation of Arthur Miller's play "The Ryan Interview"
2000:
Memorably guest-starred as Stuckeyville Stan on an episode of the NBC series "Ed"
2001:
Appeared in the Paper Mill Playhouse staging of "Carousel"

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