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McGavin, Darren

Born: 1922 AD
Died: 2006 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actors

1922 – Born on May 7th in San Joaquin, California. A remarkably seasoned actor of stage, screen and television, Darren McGavin has notched in excess of 200 performances.

1944 – Married to Malanie York on March 20th.

1945 – He debuted on screen in an uncredited role in A Song to Remember.

1955-1964 – He was regularly guest-starring in dozens of TV shows, including "Gunsmoke", "Dr. Kildare", "Mission: Impossible" and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.".

1965-1970 – McGavin stayed continually employed throughout the 1960s, appearing in such films as The Great Sioux Massacre, The Outsider (TV), The Challengers (TV) and Tribes (TV).

         – Married to Kathie Browne on December 31st.

1974 – He is most fondly remembered by cult TV fans as heroic newspaper reporter Carl Kolchak in the classic but short-lived horror TV series "Kolchak: The Night Stalker".

1983 – He endeared himself to to a whole new generation of fans with his superb performance as the vitriolic, yet buffoonish, father in the delightful Christmas classic A Christmas Story.

1988-1990 – The opportunity arose for McGavin to play another somewhat stern, yet comedic, father figure, this time as "Bill Brown" to Candice Bergen in the much loved sitcom "Murphy Brown".

2006 – Died on February 25th in Los Angeles, California.

2007 – Received a special tribute as part of the Annual Memorial tribute at The 79th Annual Academy Awards.