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Also Known As: Died: September 12, 1993
Born: May 21, 1917 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New Westminster, British Columbia, CA Profession: Cast ...
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MILESTONES

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Began acting at the Pasadena Playhouse
1940:
Broadway debut in "Crazy with the Heat"
1944:
Had modest success in the Broadway play "Duke in Darkness"; spotted by agent who signed him and arranged a screen test
1977:
Played editor R B Kingston on the short-lived NBC drama series, "Kingston: Confidential"
1956:
Played first leading roles in films in "Please Murder Me", "The Secret of Treasure Mountain" and the US release version of "Godzilla"
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Played Herman Bockweiss on the noted 12-part NBC miniseries, "Centennial"
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Played wheelchair-bound chief of detectives Robert T Ironside on the popular NBC drama "Ironside"
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During the Depression, worked for government agencies
1946:
Film debut in "Without Reservations", a comedy starring Claudette Colbert and John Wayne
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Formed Harbor Productions
1945:
Hired by RKO as a contract player; first met Barbara Hale (date approximate)
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Hosted the syndicated docudrama series "Trial by Jury", in which court cases were acted out
1965:
Purchased own resort island in Fiji
1985:
Reprised the role of Perry Mason in the first of more than two dozen TV-movies, "Perry Mason Returns" (NBC)
1993:
Reprised the role of Robert T Ironside on the TV-movie, "The Return of Ironside"
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During the 1950s acted in anthology drama series such as "Playhouse 90", "Climax!", "Counterpoint" and "Ford Television Theater"
1993:
Finished location work on the Perry Mason mystery TV-movie, "The Case of the Killer Kiss" one month prior to his death
1960:
Last feature film for eight years, "Desire in the Dust"
1991:
Last feature films, "Delirious" and "Kootenai Brown"
1923:
Moved to California so mother could pursue career in music; father disliked living there and returned to Canada after parents' divorce; lived with maternal grandparents who owned and operated a hotel in Vallejo
1957:
Portrayed a cop investigating a "Crime of Passion"
1951:
Portrayed the prosecuting attorney in "A PLace in the Sun"
1968:
Returned to feature films with a role in "P.J."
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Born in small town in Canada
1957:
Had signature role of the successful defense attorney in the popular CBS courtroom drama "Perry Mason"; won two Emmy Awards
1954:
Played perhaps most famous feature film role as the wife killer in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window"
1985:
Reprised role in the remake/sequel "Godzilla 1985/Gojira"
1978:
Returned to feature films after a ten-year absence with a role in "Tomorrow Never Comes"

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