1908 – Born on the 2nd of April in Belleville, Illinois, United States of America.
1918 – His family moved to Palm Beach Country, Florida, United States of America.
1920 – His family was relocated to Orlando,Florida,United States of America.
1926 – He graduated from Orlando High School.
– He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville,Florida.
1927 – He attended to Rollins Collage in Winter Park,Florida.
1928 – He forced to college because of family financial problems.
– He left Orlando to try his luck as a dancer.
1936 – He were approached by Metro Goldwyn Mayer for a screen test,
– He moved to Hollywood, and made their film debut in Broadway Melody.
1938 – He appeared in an opera "The Girl in Golden West".
1939 – He was cast in the role of "The Scarecrow" in the classic movie The Wizard of Oaz.
– He return to Broadway, where he starred.
1941 – He served as a lieutenant in the United states Coast Guard.
1961 – He had a notable film role as a country veterinarian "Doc Golightly" in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
1973 – He starred in a TV detective series Barnaby Jones.
1994 – He go on to appeared in an episode of the revival of Burke’s Law
1999 – He made his final acting appearance.
2003 – He died on the 6th of July.