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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:||Cast ... actor real estate broker|
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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