Don De Fore Biography (1919-1993)

Born August 25, 1919, in Cedar Rapids, IA; died of cardiac arrest, December 22, 1993, in Santa Monica, CA. Actor. While De Fore appeared in numerous playsand film productions, he is perhaps best remembered for his television rolesas the neighbor Thorny Thornberry in the popular series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and as George Baxter in the '60s series Hazel. He made his Broadway debut in Where Do We Go from Here? in 1938, later appearing in such theater productions as The Male Animal, Mike McCauley, Never Too Late, and inthe United States tour of Any Wednesday. De Fore's film debut came in 1937, in Warner Brothers' Kid Galahad; his other film appearances include Thirty Seconds over Tokyo, Romance on the High Seas, Dark City, and Facts of Life. He also appeared in episodes of the television series Goodyear Playhouse, Mod Squad, and Murder She Wrote. De Fore is the author of two books, With All My Love, Penny, and his autobiography, Hollywood De Fore 'N After. He was named Honorary Mayor of Brentwood, CA, in 1967, and received an honorary degree from Saint Mary of the Plains College. He was a former president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and past member of the National Advisory Board for the Peace Corps.

Birth Details
August 25, 1919
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Death Details
December 22, 1993
Santa Monica, California, United States

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