David Wayne

Biography

Date of Birth January 30, 1914, Traverse City, Michigan, USA Date of Death February 9, 1995, Santa Monica, California, USA (lung cancer) Birth Name Wayne James McMeekan Height 5' 7" (1.70 m) Mini Biography His father was an insurance executive; his mother died when he was four. He attended Western Michigan University then worked as a statistician in Cleveland where he joined a Shakespeare repertory company. Two years later he had a minor role in "The American Way" in New York. He was rejected by the army in World War II but volunteered as an ambulance driver in North Africa. He returned to critical acclaim on Broadway (Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill). He was the first to receive a Tony award for acting. He moved to Los Angeles in 1977 though his movie credits go back to Portrait of Jennie (1948) and Adam's Rib (1949). Among his many television roles were the part of Inspector Queen in the Manfred Lee's "Ellery Queen" (1975) series and of "Digger" Barnes in "Dallas" (1978). IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan

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Birth Name

Wayne James McMeekan

Birth Place

Traverse City, Michigan, États-Unis

Birth Date

1/30/1914

Death Date

2/9/1995
Known For
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The Three Faces of Eve

Ralph White

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As Young As You Feel

Joe Elliott

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The Tender Trap

Joe McCall

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M

Martin W. Harrow

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We're Not Married

Jeff Norris

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With a Song in My Heart

Don Ross

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The Naked Hills

Tracy Powell

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The Sad Sack

Corporal Larry Dolan

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My Blue Heaven

Walter Pringle

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Huckleberry Finn

The Duke

Starring In
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The Fence

Steel Mill Foreman

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Poker-Alice

Amos

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Finders Keepers

Stapleton

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An American Christmas Carol

Merrivale

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The Prize Fighter

Pop Morgan

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The Gift of Love

O'Henry and Narrator

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A Woman Accused

Nate Redstone

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That's Entertainment Part 2

Clip from 'Adam's Rib' (archive footage)

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The Apple Dumpling Gang

Col. T.R. Clydesdale

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The Front Page

Bensinger

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Huckleberry Finn

The Duke

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The Andromeda Strain

Dr. Charles Dutton

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Mooch Goes to Hollywood

Himself (uncredited)

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The Big Gamble

Samuel

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The Last Angry Man

Woodrow 'Woody' Thrasher

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The Three Faces of Eve

Ralph White

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The Sad Sack

Corporal Larry Dolan

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The Naked Hills

Tracy Powell

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The Tender Trap

Joe McCall

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Hell and High Water

Tugboat Walker

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How to Marry a Millionaire

Freddie Denmark

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The I Don't Care Girl

Ed McCoy

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With a Song in My Heart

Don Ross

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O Henry's Full House

Horace (segment "The Cop and the Anthem")

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We're Not Married

Jeff Norris

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Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie

Ben Halper

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M

Martin W. Harrow

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As Young As You Feel

Joe Elliott

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My Blue Heaven

Walter Pringle

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The Reformer and the Redhead

Arthur Colner Maxwell

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Adam's Rib

Kip Lurie

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Portrait of Jennie

Gus O'Toole

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