Born October 23, 1910 in Brooklyn, NY; died of cancer, August 19, 1987, in Toluca Lake, CA. Best remembered as Dr. Alfred Bellows in the television comedyI Dream of Jeannie, Hayden Rorke's extensive acting credits also included more than fifty films and seventy Broadway productions. After studying acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he appeared in such shows as Three Men on a Horse, 1935, The Philadelphia Story, 1939; Dream Girl, 1945, A Moon for the Misbegotten, 1957, and in numerous summer theatre productions throughout the U.S. and Canada. Rorke made his movie debut in This Is the Army, 1943,and subsequent films included Father's Little Dividend, 1951, An American inParis, 1951, Pocketful of Miracles, 1961, The Thrill of It All, 1963, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, 1964. In addition to his continuing role in I Dreamof Jeannie, he also was a regular on the television series Mr. Adams and Eve, 1957- 58, and No Time for Sergeants, 1964-65, as well as guest appearanceson I Love Lucy, Dr. Kildare, Bonanza, Perry Mason, Cannon, and Barnaby Jones.In 1985 Rorke made his last television appearance, reprising the role of Dr.Bellows in the reunion movie, I Dream of Jeannie ... 15 Years Later.
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