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Jim Davis

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Jim Davis in Winter Meeting (1948).

Source: Wikipedia

James "Jim" Davis (born Marlin Davis, August 26, 1909 – April 26, 1981) was an American actor, best known for his role as Jock Ewing in the CBS prime-time soap opera, Dallas, a role which continued until he was too ill from a terminal illness to perform.

Fact file

  • Born: Marlin Davis August 26, 1909 Edgerton, Platte County Missouri, U.S.
  • Died: April 26, 1981 (aged 71) Northridge, Los Angeles California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Cancer
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California
  • Years active: 1942-1981
  • Spouse(s): Blanche Hammerer (married 1945-1981, his death)
  • Children: Tara Diane Davis (1953-1970; predeceased her father)

Read more about Jim Davis at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Garfield Art Heads to Auction
NY Times Movies, 2019-07-08 18:48:50
Some of the original artwork for the comic strip, originated by Jim Davis in 1978, is up for grabs starting Tuesday.

Learn more about 'Garfield' creator in this rare exhibit
USA Today Movies, 2016-09-02 09:56:02
Jim Davis is an Indiana native who is still a Hoosier. What better place to look at his life than a museum of Indiana art?         

‘Garfield’ Cartoonist Apologizes for Veterans Day Offense
Hollywood Reporter, 2010-11-12 22:47:39
Bryan Alexander Jim Davis says the timing of the 'National Stupid Day' strip was 'unintentional.'read more

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