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Also Known As: Ralph L Zink, Donald Wood Died: March 5, 1998
Born: December 2, 1906 Cause of Death: cardiopulmonary failure
Birth Place: Brandon, Manitoba, CA Profession: actor, real estate broker

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A prolific actor with a 40 year career that included appearances in 98 plays, 150 television shows and 75 films, Donald Woods referred to himself as the "king of the Bs." Born in Canada as Ralph L. Zink and raised in Burbank, he legally changed his professional name in 1945 after having done many radio and stage productions and appearing in the features "Sweet Adeline" (1934) and "A Tale of Two Cities" (1935). Woods hosted two 1950s television series, "The Orchid Award" and "Hotel Cosmopolitan" and was a regular on the series "Tammy." Known primarily for his western and whodunit work, Woods also guest starred on "Wagon Train" (NBC) and "The Wild, Wild West" (CBS). He left Hollywood and became a real estate agent in Palm Springs.

A prolific actor with a 40 year career that included appearances in 98 plays, 150 television shows and 75 films, Donald Woods referred to himself as the "king of the Bs." Born in Canada as Ralph L. Zink and raised in Burbank, he legally changed his professional name in 1945 after having done many radio and stage productions and appearing in the features "Sweet Adeline" (1934) and "A Tale of Two Cities" (1935). Woods hosted two 1950s television series, "The Orchid Award" and "Hotel Cosmopolitan" and was a regular on the series "Tammy." Known primarily for his western and whodunit work, Woods also guest starred on "Wagon Train" (NBC) and "The Wild, Wild West" (CBS). He left Hollywood and became a real estate agent in Palm Springs.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 True Grit (1969) Barlow
3.
 A Time To Sing (1968) Vernon W. Carter
4.
 Tammy and the Millionaire (1967) John Brent
5.
 Moment to Moment (1966) Mr. Singer
6.
 Dimension 5 (1966) Cane
7.
 Kissin' Cousins (1964) Gen. Alvin Donford
8.
 I'll Give My Life (1961) Pastor Goodwin
9.
 13 Ghosts (1960) Cyrus Zorba
10.
 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) Capt. Phil Jackson
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Raised in Burbank, California
1934:
Appeared in the film "Sweet Adeline"
1935:
Appeared in the film "A Tale of Two Cities"
1945:
Legally changed his name to Donald Woods
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Hosted the 1950's TV series "The Orchid Award" and "Hotel Cosmopolitan"
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Guest starred on "Wagon Train"(NBC) and "The Wild, Wild West"(CBS)
1965:
Acted as a series regular on "Tammy"
1969:
Appeared in "True Grit"
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Became a real estate agent in Palm Springs after leaving Hollywood
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Education

University of California at Berkeley: Berkeley , California -

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