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Born: March 30, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1954:
Made stage debut in a revival of "The Threepenny Opera" at the Theatre de Lys in New York City
1956:
Made Broadway stage debut in a revival of "Major Barbara" at the Martin Beck Theatre
1961:
Feature film debut, "West Side Story"
1962:
First TV series: Played role of Harry Dickens on the ABC sitcom, "I'm Dickens...He's Fenster"
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Played best-known TV role as Gomez Addams on the ABC sitcom, "The Addams Family"
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Played the recurring role of cousin Rudy on the ABC sitcom, "The Pruitts of Southampton" (series name changed to the "The Phyllis Diller Show" midway during its run)
1968:
Produced and directed a short film, "Prelude", which received an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Subject
1971:
First TV-movie, "Two on a Bench"
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Earliest TV directing credits, helming episodes of "McMillan and Wife" and "Night Gallery"
1976:
Last feature film for over a decade, "Freaky Friday"
1977:
Reprised role of Gomez Addams for the TV-movie, "The Addams Family"
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Starred as Captain Matthew Sherman on the ABC sitcom, "Operation Petticoat", based on the 1959 hit movie; also directed some episodes
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Played role of Ed LaSalle on the CBS sitcom, "Mary"
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Played recurring role of Buddy Ryan on the NBC sitcom, "Night Court"
1987:
Returned to feature film work with roles in "Teen Wolf Too" and "Body Slam"
1988:
First created the role of Professor Gangrene for the spoof feature, "Return of the Killer Tomatoes"
1992:
Played role of Radford on the short-lived NBC fantasy series, "Eerie, Indiana"
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Provided the voice of Gomez Addams for the ABC animated children's series, "The Addams Family"
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Played recurring role of Professor Wickwire on the Fox Network's comedy-Western series, "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr."
1997:
Toured in one-man show "Edgar Allen Poe: Once Upon a Midnight"

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