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Dick York ACTOR


Dick York was born on September 4th, 1928 in Fort Wayne, Indiana with the birth name Richard Allen York. He became most well known for his role as Darrin Stephens on the television series, "Bewitched" (1964) starring Elizabeth Montgomery and Agnes Moorehead, a role for which he was nominated for an Emmy in 1968.

He was raised in Chicago and began his involvement with the acting industry when he was fifteen years old performing on the CBS Radio Program, "That Brewster Boy". He continued to add numerous old time radio credits to his resume before making the move to New York City performing in such Broadway productions as, "Tea and Sympathy" and "Bus Stop".
He then broke into the film industry in 1959 with an appearance in, "They Came to Cordura" starring Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, Richard Conte and Tab Hunter, where he injured his back and suffered with the injury throughout his lifetime. However, he did not allow this to stop him from pursuing a career as an actor.

Over the course of his career other film roles included, "Three Stripes in the Sun" (1955) starring alongside Aldo Ray, Philip Carey and Chuck Connors, "Operation Mad Ball" (1957) starring Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Kathryn Grant, Arthur O'Connell and Mickey Rooney, "Cowboy" (1958) starring Glenn Ford, Jack Lemmon, Richard Jaeckel, Brian Donlevy and Frank DeKova and "Inherit the Wind" (1960) starring Fredric March, Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly, Noah Beery Jr., Claude Akins and Harry Morgan. However, for the majority of his career, it was television that played a prominent role in creating his fan base.

In addition to his work on the television series, "Bewitched" he appeared on a number of other television shows such as, "Wagon Train", "Justice", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Route 66", "The Twilight Zone", "Rawhide" starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood, "Climax!" and "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban.
During the mid 1970's, although he had been a working actor earning a decent living, a relestate investment went sour and he was actually homeless for some time before returning to the industry. Later, he found the organization called, "Acting For Life" which raised money for the homeless.
Dick York married only once to Joan Alt in 1951 and they had five children together and remained married until he passed away on February 20th, 1992 in Grand Rapids, Michigan after suffering from emphysema. His remains are buried at Plainfield Cemetery in Kent County, Michigan.


1984 High School U.S.A.
1984 Fantasy Island
1983 Simon & Simon
1964-1969 Bewitched
1965 The Flintstones
1961-1964 Wagon Train
1961-1963 Rawhide
1963 The Virginian
1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1963 Route 66
1962-1963 Going My Way
1963 Insight
1957-1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1962 Thriller
1961 Frontier Circus
1961 Dr. Kildare
1961 Outlaws
1961 Adventures in Paradise
1961 G.E. True Theater
1961 The Americans
1960-1961 Twilight Zone
1961 The DuPont Show with June Allyson
1961 Naked City
1960 Stagecoach West
1960 Inherit the Wind
1960 Alcoa Theatre
1960 The Untouchables
1958-1960 The Millionaire
1959 They Came to Cordura
1958-1959 Playhouse 90
1959 The Last Blitzkrieg
1958 Father Knows Best
1956-1958 Studio One in Hollywood
1958 Climax!
1958 The United States Steel Hour
1958 Cowboy
1957 The Seven Lively Arts
1955-1957 Kraft Theatre
1957 Operation Mad Ball
1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour
1956 Eye on New York
1956 Playwrights '56
1955 Justice
1955 Three Stripes in the Sun
1955 My Sister Eileen
1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1955 Goodyear Playhouse
1953 Omnibus
1951 How Friendly Are You?
1950 Last Date
1947 Shy Guy
1945 Insomnia

Matinee Classics - Operation Mad Ball starring Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Kathryn Grant, Arthur O'Connell, Mickey Rooney, Dick York, James Darren, Roger Smith, William Leslie, Sheridan Comerate, L.Q. Jones and Jeanne Manet

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