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John Dehner

John Dehner



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Also Known As: Died: February 4, 1992
Born: November 23, 1915 Cause of Death: emphysema and diabetes
Birth Place: Staten Island, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Lived in Europe for most of his youth
Returned to USA in the 1930s to work as a stage actor
Moved to California and worked briefly as an animator for Walt Disney
New York stage debut, Strindberg's "Bridal Crown"
Stage directing debut, "Alien Summer"
Film acting debut in "Lake Placid Serenade"
Became a publicist for the US Army during WWI
Joined Los Angeles radio station KFWB as an announcer, news editor and commentator; helped cover the first UN conference in San Francisco; the coverage won the station a Peabody Award
Became radio actor in the late 1940s; starred in series "Frontier Gentleman" and "Have Gun Will Travel" and was featured for nine years in "Gunsmoke"
Turned to TV in the 1960s

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