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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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Worked as baseball announcer at Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Made stage debut in "Dick Whittington and his Cat" in Chappaqua, NY
First appeared on Broadway as Private Cootes in "Vickie"
Made feature acting debut as Soldier in "Northern Pursuit"
First significant film role, "Destination Tokyo"
Replaced Arthur Kennedy on Broadway in the role of Chris Keller in Arthur Miller's "All My Sons"
Replaced Henry Fonda in a national touring production of "Mister Roberts"
Originated the role of Captain Frisby in "The Teahouse of the August Moon" on Broadway
Played the male lead in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Trouble with Harry"
Directed "Mister Roberts" at the City Center Theatre in New York City
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
Made producing debut with "The First Hundred Years" for "Vacation Playhouse"
Returned to features with "Kitten with a Whip"
Returned to television with the short lived "The John Forsythe Show" on NBC
Had a supporting role in the film adaptation of "In Cold Blood," which is based on Truman Capote's book of the same name
Starred in Alfred Hitchcock's "Topaz"
Co-starred with Walter Brennan in "To Rome with Love" on CBS
Served as narrator on the syndicated nature series, "The World of Survival"
First collaboration with Aaron Spelling, playing the role of a mysterious unseen millionaire and private investigator Charles Townsend in "Charlie's Angels" (ABC)
Appeared as a judge with a kinky sex life in Norman Jewison's courtroom drama "...And Justice for All"
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
Appeared in a recurring role as Blake Carrington in the short-lived spin-off series "The Colbys" (ABC)
Executive produced the ABC TV-movie "On Fire"
Returned to series television to star in Norman Lear's "The Powers That Be" for NBC
Briefly returned to the stage during the pre-Braodway run of "Sacrilege"; withdrew from the show for personal reasons
Reprised his role as Charlie for the film version of "Charlie's Angels"
Once again voiced Charlie for the sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"
Appeared with Dynasty co-stars for the ABC reunion special "Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar"
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