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Also Known As: Died: April 1, 2010
Born: January 29, 1918 Cause of Death: cancer/complications from pneumonia
Birth Place: Penns Grove, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1936:
Worked as baseball announcer at Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers
1939:
Made stage debut in "Dick Whittington and his Cat" in Chappaqua, NY
1942:
First appeared on Broadway as Private Cootes in "Vickie"
1943:
Made feature acting debut as Soldier in "Northern Pursuit"
1944:
First significant film role, "Destination Tokyo"
1947:
Replaced Arthur Kennedy on Broadway in the role of Chris Keller in Arthur Miller's "All My Sons"
1950:
Replaced Henry Fonda in a national touring production of "Mister Roberts"
1953:
Originated the role of Captain Frisby in "The Teahouse of the August Moon" on Broadway
1955:
Played the male lead in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Trouble with Harry"
1956:
Directed "Mister Roberts" at the City Center Theatre in New York City
1957:
Made his debut as a series regular in "Bachelor Father" as Bentley Gregg, a playboy lawyer who becomes the guardian to his niece; first aired on CBS but moved to NBC the following season and to ABC in the fall of 1961
1962:
Made producing debut with "The First Hundred Years" for "Vacation Playhouse"
1964:
Returned to features with "Kitten with a Whip"
1965:
Returned to television with the short lived "The John Forsythe Show" on NBC
1967:
Had a supporting role in the film adaptation of "In Cold Blood," which is based on Truman Capote's book of the same name
1969:
Starred in Alfred Hitchcock's "Topaz"
1969:
Co-starred with Walter Brennan in "To Rome with Love" on CBS
1971:
Served as narrator on the syndicated nature series, "The World of Survival"
1976:
First collaboration with Aaron Spelling, playing the role of a mysterious unseen millionaire and private investigator Charles Townsend in "Charlie's Angels" (ABC)
1979:
Appeared as a judge with a kinky sex life in Norman Jewison's courtroom drama "...And Justice for All"
1981:
Selected as a last minute replacement for George Peppard in the role of patriarch Blake Carrington in Aaron Spelling's prime time drama "Dynasty" (ABC); earned Golden Globe (1982, 1985, 1986, 1987) and Emmy (1982, 1983, 1984) nominations for Best Actor in a Drama Series
1985:
Appeared in a recurring role as Blake Carrington in the short-lived spin-off series "The Colbys" (ABC)
1987:
Executive produced the ABC TV-movie "On Fire"
1992:
Returned to series television to star in Norman Lear's "The Powers That Be" for NBC
1995:
Briefly returned to the stage during the pre-Braodway run of "Sacrilege"; withdrew from the show for personal reasons
2000:
Reprised his role as Charlie for the film version of "Charlie's Angels"
2003:
Once again voiced Charlie for the sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"
2006:
Appeared with Dynasty co-stars for the ABC reunion special "Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar"

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