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James Franciscus

James Franciscus


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Also Known As: Died: July 8, 1991
Born: January 31, 1934 Cause of Death: emphysema
Birth Place: Clayton, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...


Disney executive saw him in production of "The Great Gatsby" and asked him to read for a role in "A Light in the Forest"; didn't get part but signed for lead in the thriller "Four Boys and a Gun" (date approximate)
First TV appearance as performer on "The General Electric Theater" (1953-1962)
Played insurance company investigator in short-lived TV series, "The Investigators"
Played the title role in the ABC drama series, "Doc Elliot"
Regular role on TV series, "Naked City"
Starred as a high-school English teacher in TV series, "Mr. Novak"
Starred in title role as a blind insurance investigator in "Longstreet"
Acted in summer stock theater in Massachussetts
Became vice president, producer of Omnibus Productions Inc. which he cofounded with with Fred Brogger
Feature acting debut, "Four Boys and a Gun"
Produced and scripted three plays while at Yale Drama School
Produced TV special, "Heidi" (also acted)
Started James Franciscus Celebrity Tennis Tournament to help victims of multiple sclerosis (a disease afflicting his mother) in the 1970s

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