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George Dunn (actor)

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Other names  George E. Dunn
Role  Actor
Name  George Dunn
Years active  1953-1980
Occupation  Actor, humorist

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Full Name  Ollen George Dunn
Born  November 23, 1914 (1914-11-23) Brownwood, Texas, U.S.
Died  April 27, 1982, Los Angeles, California, United States
Movies and TV shows  Cimarron City, Joe Dakota, The Long - Hot Summer, Baby the Rain Must Fall, Camp Runamuck
Similar People  David Swift, Martin Ritt, Robert Mulligan, George Stevens

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George Dunn (November 23, 1914 – April 27, 1982) was an American actor, humorist, vaudeville performer, and satirist. He often portrayed Western characters in film and television. His homespun wit, rope tricks, and satirizing of American life, politics, and sports reflected the strong influence Will Rogers had on him as an entertainer.

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Career

Born Ollen George Dunn in Brownwood, Texas, Dunn made his way to New York City to perform in vaudeville. From there, he went on to Hollywood, where he appeared in twenty five motion pictures and more than one hundred television shows. Some of his appearances were uncredited bit parts.

One of his major roles was "The Prophet" in Operation Petticoat, alongside Tony Curtis and Gavin MacLeod. Dunn also appeared in several other well-known films, including Giant, Inherit the Wind, The Long, Hot Summer, The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm, and Shenandoah. In another phase of his career, he appeared in a number of John Cassavetes films, including Faces and A Woman Under the Influence. Like John Wayne, Dunn's final roles were in the same film, The Shootist. In addition to his film work, Dunn appeared in many popular television shows throughout the mid '50s, '60s, and '70s, such as The Andy Griffith Show, Bonanza, The Beverly Hillbillies, My Favorite Martian, and Starsky and Hutch. He also appeared in the Off-Broadway production of The Rainmaker in 1954.

While George Dunn never attained celebrity status, his long and steady acting career allowed him to travel around the world three times, visiting 95 countries. His world travels provided him with much fodder for humorous storytelling and entertaining after-dinner speaking engagements.

Death

Dunn died on April 27, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, aged 67, from undisclosed causes.

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