1925 – Born on the 28th of August in Chicago, lllinois.
1942 – He joined the Universal Pictures troupe of talented teenagers.
1943 – He received gradually larger roles in four of the studio’s Gloria Jean musicals.
1949 – He was given the leading role in Francis, the whimsical story of a sad-sack soldier befriended by a talking mule.
1950 – He was one of the regular hosts of NBC’s popular Colgate Comedy Hour.
1981 – He also appeared in the short-lived, Bring Back Birdie on Broadway.
1990 – He continued to make film and television appearances.
2003 – He died on the 27th of September in Calabasas, California.