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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 3, 1966|
|Born:||February 26, 1887||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Burlington, Iowa, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Credited with having originated the song "Melancholy Baby" during his days as a vaudevillian.
Appeared in isolated silent film, "Lord Loveland Discovers America"
Arrived in Hollywood, appeared in "Surrender"
Played The Duke in remake of "Huckleberry Finn"
Had memorable role in "Miracle on 34th Street"
First TV series as regular, "The First Hundred Years"
Appeared in what is probably his best-known role, the skinflint landlord Fred Mertz on "I Love Lucy" and the follow-up series "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour"
Portrayed 'Bub', the father-in-law of widower Steve Douglas (Fred MacMurray) and unofficial housekeeper to the clan on the sitcom "My Three Sons" (CBS)
Made final feature film, "Safe at Home"
Made last appearance with Lucille Ball on episode of "The Lucy Show"
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