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Also Known As: Richard York, Richard Allen York, Dick York Died: February 20, 1992
Born: September 4, 1928 Cause of Death: emphysema
Birth Place: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA Profession: actor, apartment superintendent

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Gangly actor best known as Darren Stephens, the befuddled husband of nose-twitching witch Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) on the long-running TV comedy, "Bewitched". York began his career as a child actor on radio in Chicago, most notably as Jack Armstrong, "the All-American boy". By the mid-1950s he had appeared on Broadway in "Tea and Sympathy" and "Bus Stop" and became a frequent guest performer on TV dramas and series such as "The Twilight Zone", "Wagon Train" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". York also entered films in the mid-50s: he was featured as former football player Wreck in "My Sister Eileen" (1955) and played the schoolteacher tried for teaching evolution in "Inherit the Wind" (1960).

Gangly actor best known as Darren Stephens, the befuddled husband of nose-twitching witch Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) on the long-running TV comedy, "Bewitched". York began his career as a child actor on radio in Chicago, most notably as Jack Armstrong, "the All-American boy". By the mid-1950s he had appeared on Broadway in "Tea and Sympathy" and "Bus Stop" and became a frequent guest performer on TV dramas and series such as "The Twilight Zone", "Wagon Train" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". York also entered films in the mid-50s: he was featured as former football player Wreck in "My Sister Eileen" (1955) and played the schoolteacher tried for teaching evolution in "Inherit the Wind" (1960).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Inherit the Wind (1960) Bertram T. Cates
2.
 They Came to Cordura (1959) Pvt. Renziehausen
3.
 The Last Blitzkrieg (1959) Sergeant Ludwig
4.
 Cowboy (1958) Charlie
5.
 Operation Mad Ball (1957) Corp. Bohun
6.
 Three Stripes in the Sun (1955) Corp. "Nebby" Muhllendorf
7.
 My Sister Eileen (1955) Ted "Wreck" Loomis
8.
 High School, U.S.A. (1984) Superintendant Mccarthy
9.
 Last Date (1950)
10.
 The Shy Guy (1947)
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Began acting career as a child, performing in radio shows in Chicago; starred in network radio program "That Brewster Boy" at age 15
1955:
Film debut, "Three Stripes in the Sun"
1955:
TV debut in Gore Vidal's "Visit to a Small Planet" on "Goodyear Playhouse"
1959:
Injured back on the set of the western film, "They Came to Cordura"
1962:
Starred in first TV series, "Going My Way"
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Played Darren Stephens on hit TV series, "Bewitched"; replaced by Dick Sargent in 1969
1971:
Quit pain killers cold turkey
1985:
Moved to Rockford, Michigan
:
Founded Acting for Life, a private fundraising effort to help the homeless
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wife:
Joan York. Married c. 1951; born c. 1931.

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