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|Also Known As:||Don Deforest||Died:||December 22, 1993|
|Born:||August 25, 1913||Cause of Death:||Cardiac arrest|
|Birth Place:||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA||Profession:||actor|
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bergy7 ( 2007-09-04 )
Played Shirley Booth's boss - George Baxter, or "Mr. B" - on the 1960's TV sitcom "Hazel" (1961-1965).
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Donald John DeFore (August 25, 1913 - December 22, 1993) was born, according to Leslie Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion, in 1917 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was an American actor who played "the regular guy" and "the good, ol' boy next door" in many films in the 1940s and 1950s. DeFore's film appearances include: Thirty Seconds over Tokyo (1944), opposite Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson, The Affairs of Susan (1945), Dark City (1950), Battle Hymn (1957), and The Facts of Life (1960), opposite Bob Hope and Lucille Ball. DeFore is best known for his television work. First in the 50s, DeFore made regular appearances as recurring character "Thorny Thornberry" on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Then in the 1960s DeFore appeared on Hazel, as "Mr. B," co-starring with Shirley Booth, who played the title role. The series ran on primetime from 1961 until 1966. DeFore and his wife were longtime residents of the Mandeville Canyon section of Brentwood. They had five children. Don DeFore died in 1993, aged 80, and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.
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