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John Joseph Edward Cassidy (Cassidy, Jack)

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Born: 1927 AD
Died: 1976 AD, at 49 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Dancers, Entertainers, Musicians, Singer

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1927 - John Joseph Edward Cassidy, born on the 5th of March in in Richmond Hill, New York to William Cassidy, who was of Irish descent, and Charlotte Koehler, who was of German descent. Handsome, blond, and suave entertainer, he was the star of many Broadway musicals during the '50s and '60s.

1942 - He first appeared as a dancer on the Great White Way at age 15 in Something for the Boys.

1967 - In television, he guest starred on many shows and was a co-star on the short-lived sitcom He & She.

1976 - In film he is best remembered for his portrayal of John Barrymore in W.C. Fields and Me.

       - Died on the 12th of December, in an apartment fire while he slept on the couch, in West Hollywood, California.




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