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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.
1916:
Appeared in isolated silent film, "Lord Loveland Discovers America"
1931:
Arrived in Hollywood, appeared in "Surrender"
1939:
Played The Duke in remake of "Huckleberry Finn"
1947:
Had memorable role in "Miracle on 34th Street"
1950:
First TV series as regular, "The First Hundred Years"
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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"
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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)
1962:
Made final feature film, "Safe at Home"
1965:
Made last appearance with Lucille Ball on episode of "The Lucy Show"

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