(May 11, 1920-December 25, 1997)
Portrayed Briscoe Darling on six episodes of 'The Andy Griffith Show' (1963-66), Buck Webb on 'The Doris Day Show' (1968-70), Mad Jack on 'The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams' (1977-78) and Uncle Jesse on 'The Dukes of Hazzard' (1979-85)
Acted in 'To Hell and Back (1955),' 'The Left Handed Gun (1958),' 'The Alamo (1960),' 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962),' 'Black Like Me (1964),' 'The Great Race (1965),' 'Bonnie and Clyde (1967),' '5 Card Stud (1968),' 'Escape to Witch Mountain (1975),' 'Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)' and 'Maverick (1994)'
Died of lung cancer on Christmas day at age 77
Why he might be annoying
His middle name is Dell, named after his parents favorite Colorado city. (so what's up with Denver?)
He dropped out of college to become a drummer. He then worked on shrimp boats and in oil fields.
He claimed to be wounded in Guadalcanal while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, but Navy records do not indicate this.
He did a TV commercial promoting AMC (1995).
Why he might not be annoying
Impressed with his camera skills, John Wayne personally made him set photographer for the film 'The Alamo' (though he went uncredited).
Thanks in part to Westerns and his many TV series roles and guest shots, he was in at least one movie or TV show every year between 1947 and 1988 (41 straight years).
He received a Star on the Walk of Fame two weeks before he died, gravely ill he attended the ceremony.
Credit: Scar Tactics
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For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 143 Votes: 47.55% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 95 Votes: 51.58% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 93 Votes: 51.61% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 87 Votes: 54.02% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 114 Votes: 62.28% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 36 Votes: 36.11% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 48 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 139 Votes: 45.32% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 233 Votes: 42.92% Annoying
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