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Also Known As: Died: July 3, 1989
Born: February 25, 1913 Cause of Death: double pneumonia
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...
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MILESTONES

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Began career on stage (in stock and vaudeville); hit his stride on radio in the mid-1930s (especially on "The Alan Young Show")
1949:
First TV show, as host of "Hollywood House"
1942:
Made film debut with an appearance in "The Pied Piper"
1964:
Played Thurston Howell on "Gilligan's Island"
1937:
Broadway debut, "Hitch Your Wagon"
1949:
Film acting debut in "Easy Living"
1936:
Went to NY to act in theater and on radio

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