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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 are the voice of nearsighted cartoon character Mr. Magoo, the rich Hubert Updike III on the radio version of The Alan Young Show,...Wikipedia

Age: 76 (age at death)
Born: 25th February, 1913, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: 3rd July, 1989, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Gilligan`s Island, Mr. Magoo

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Suffered from Parkinson`s disease in later years and had to be carried into "Gilligan`s Island" creator Sherwood Schwartz`s 70th-birthday party in 1987 because he couldn`t manage the steps into Schwartz`s house.


Was the first choice to play Abner Kravitz in "Bewitched" (1964), but turned it down, as he was already working on "Gilligan`s Island" (1964).

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The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show (1986)

Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, and all their cartoon friends, with the exception of Speedy Gonzales, are featured...

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The Enchanted Journey
Slapstick (Of Another Kind)
Gilligan's Planet


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