Jim Backus

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Jim Backus
Photo Credit: luvsydb
Age: 76 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Gilligan`s Island, Mr. Magoo

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. Wikipedia


From this profile you will find 54 photos, 16 trivia items, 48 lists, 2 albums, 49 songs, 3 on-screen matchups, 353 film credits, 12 news stories, 1 relationship, and key facts about Jim Backus!

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Jim Backus is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors, American voice actors, Actors from Ohio, American screenwriters, American Academy of Dramatic Arts alumni, People from Cleveland, Ohio, Deaths from pneumonia, Infectious disease deaths in California and 1989 deaths.

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