(April 15, 1917-January 5, 1982)
Born in Baltimore, Maryland
Portrayed Dr. Miller on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show and Uncle Tonoose on 'The Danny Thomas Show' (aka 'Make Room for Daddy')
Appeared in the films 'The Great Dictator' (1940), 'Blondie's Blessed Event' (1942), 'Journey Into Fear' (1943), 'My Friend Irma' (1949), 'On the Town' (1949), 'Summer Stock' (1950), 'The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T' (1953), 'Bus Stop' (1956), 'Robin and the 7 Hoods' (1964), 'The Shaggy D.A.' (1976) and 'Oh God! Book II' (1980)
Provided the voices of Mr. Darling and Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan' (1953), Wally Walrus in 'The Woody Woodpecker Show' (1957), Snidely Whiplash in The Bullwinkle Show (1961) and Professor Waldo Wigglesworth in 'Hoppity Hooper' (1964-65)
Appeared on Broadway in 'Can-Can' (1953-55), '70, Girls, 70' (1971) and 'Irene' (1973-74)
Why he might be annoying
His acting on film (where he lacked an audience) was often stilted.
After gaining notice as a game show panelist and semi-regular guest on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jack Paar,' he commented that he had worked hard as an actor for twenty years only to become famous for 'uttering inanities' on TV.
He insisted on wearing mismatched red and green socks.
Why he might not be annoying
His distinctive voice made him a popular character actor on radio and in cartoons.
One of his hobbies was collecting Japanese art, which he began when he was put in charge of Radio Tokyo after WWII.
He conducted a comedic mock feud with fellow actor and game show regular Vincent Price.
Credit: C. Fishel
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