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William Demarest

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Demarest in a screenshot of The Palm Beach Story trailer in 1942

Source: Wikipedia

Carl William Demarest (February 27, 1892 – December 27, 1983) was an American character actor known for playing Uncle Charley in My Three Sons. A veteran of World War I, Demarest became a prolific film and television actor, working on over 140 films, beginning in 1926 and ending in the 1970s. He frequently played crusty but good-hearted roles.

Fact file

  • Born: Carl William Demarest February 27, 1892 Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
  • Died: December 27, 1983 (aged 91) Palm Springs, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Prostate cancer; pneumonia
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1926–1978
  • Spouse(s): Estelle Collette (?–?) Lucile Thayer (1939–1983, his death) (1912–2009)

Read more about William Demarest at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Don Grady, Who Played Robbie on ‘My Three Sons,’ Dies at 68
NY Times Music, 2012-06-29 01:20:56
Don Grady, center, surrounded by fellow “My Three Sons” cast members: clockwise from top right, William Demarest, Barry Livingston, Stanley Livingston and Fred MacMurray.

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