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Jim Backus
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Age 76
Birthday 25 February, 1913
Birthplace Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died 3 July, 1989
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Gilligan`s Island, Mr. Magoo
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James Gilmore "Jim" Backus (February 25, 1913 – July 3, 1989) was an American radio, television, film, and voice actor. Among his most famous roles were the voice of nearsighted cartoon character Mr. Magoo, the rich Hubert Updike III on the radio version of The Alan Young Show, Joan Davis's character's husband (a domestic court judge) on TV's I Married Joan, James Dean's character's father in Rebel Without a Cause, and Thurston Howell III, on the 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island. He also starred in his own show of one season, The Jim Backus Show, also known as Hot Off the Wire.

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