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Also Known As: Died: April 14, 1995
Born: June 14, 1909 Cause of Death: mouth cancer
Birth Place: Hunt City Township, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Performed as a child singing at church and community gatherings
1938:
Made his NYC stage debut in the Rodgers and Hart musical "I Married an Angel"
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Appeared in several Broadway shows, including "The Boys From Syracuse" (1938, by Rodgers and Hart), "This Is the Army" (1942, Irving Berlin) and "Sing Out, Sweet Land" (1944)
1946:
Feature debut with a singing role in "Smoky"
1948:
First starring role in the children's feature "So Dear to My Heart"
1954:
Starred on Broadway in a revival of "Showboat"
1955:
Collaborated with Elia Kazan on "East of Eden" (as Sam, the town sheriff) and on the original Broadway stage production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", for which he created his signature role of Big Daddy Pollitt
1956:
TV debut with a guest spot on the Western series "Zane Grey Theater"
1957:
Appeared as a panelist on the game show "High Low Quiz"
1958:
Reprised his role as Big Daddy Pollitt in Richard Brooks' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
1958:
Won Supporting Actor Oscar for "The Big Country"
1959:
Hosted the first of many holiday televised specials, "Holiday U.S.A."
1964:
TV series debut as Prater Beasley on "Daniel Boone" (NBC)
1964:
Narrated English-language version of "Mediterranean Holiday"; also performed songs on the soundtrack
1964:
Credited as the host, narrator, voice and song performer for the animated classic, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
1965:
Portrayed title role of short-lived ABC series "O.K. Crackerby"
1968:
Played Gepitto in "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of "Pinocchio" (NBC)
1968:
TV-movie debut, "The Sound of Anger" (NBC), portraying lawyer Walter Nichols
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Reprised Nichols in "The Lawyers", seen as one-third of the rotating segments of "The Bold Ones" (NBC)
1976:
First TV miniseries, "Captains and the Kings" (NBC)
1977:
Acted in acclaimed ABC miniseries "Roots"
1978:
Final TV-movie, "The Bermuda Depths" (ABC)
1978:
Provided the voice of the Great Easter Bunny in CBS' "The First Easter Rabbit"
1987:
Final small screen appearance as F W Woolworth in the miniseries, "Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story" (NBC)
1988:
Last feature acting credit, "Two Moon Junction"

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