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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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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Rare Breed, A (1981) Frank Nelson
2.
 Black Beauty (1978) Martin Tremaine
3.
 The Facts of Life (1960) Jack Weaver
4.
 A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958) [Herman] Boettcher
5.
 Battle Hymn (1957) Captain [Dan] Skidmore
6.
 And Now Tomorrow (1952)
7.
 Jumping Jacks (1952) Lt. Kelsey
8.
9.
 No Room for the Groom (1952) Herman Strouple
10.
 A Girl in Every Port (1952) Bert Sedgwick
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1938:
First Broadway role
1941:
Film acting debut

Education

University of Iowa: Iowa City , Iowa -
Pasadena Community School Theater: -

Contributions

bergy7 ( 2007-09-04 )

Source: wikipedia

Played Shirley Booth's boss - George Baxter, or "Mr. B" - on the 1960's TV sitcom "Hazel" (1961-1965).

albatros1 ( 2007-09-14 )

Source: Wikipedia the internet encyclopedia

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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