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William Demarest
William Demarest
Demarest in a screenshot of The Palm Beach Story trailer in 1942
Birthday/Birthplace Carl William Demarest
(1892-02-27)27 February 1892
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Deceased 27 December 1983(1983-12-27)
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
Cause of death Prostate cancer; pneumonia
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
Profession(s) Actor
Active Years 1920–1978
Wife/Husband Estelle Collette (b. 1886-d.1968)
Lucile Thayer (1939–1983, his death) (1912–2009)

William Demarest (February 27, 1892 – December 28, 1983) was an American character actor, specializing in the interpretation of tough but kind-hearted characters.

William_Demarest’s Biography

His full name was Carl William Demarest , and he was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota), although his family moved to New Bridge, a small town in Bergen County, New Jersey, when he was child.

He was a prolific film and television actor, acting throughout his career in more than 140 films. He started in the world of show business working in vaudeville, later moving to the theatrical environment of Broadway. His film career began in 1926 and continued until the 1970s. Demarest worked regularly with cinematographic director Preston Sturges, becoming part of the stable cast that Sturges used repeatedly in his productions. Thus, he participated in ten films written by Sturges, eight of which he directed, including The Three Nights of Eve, Sullivan’s Travels, and The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek.

William Demarest also coincided in several films with Fred MacMurray: Hands Across the Table (1935), “Pardon My Past” (1945), and The Far Horizons (1955).

Demarest was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his work in the movie The Jolson Story, in which he played the fictional mentor of Al Jolson. Previously he had worked with the real Al Jolson in The jazz singer.

Of its televising activity emphasizes its paper between 1965 and 1972 in the sitcom of the ABC, and later of the CBS, My Three Sons, interpreting Uncle Charley. Demarest replaced William Frawley, who had to leave the show due to health problems.

Before My Three Sons, Demarest starred with veteran western movie star Roscoe Ates in 1958, in the episode “And the Desert Shall Blossom” on CBS’s Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In 1959, Demarest was the leading actor of the NBC sitcom Love and Marriage. In this series Demarest acted alongside Jeanne Bal, Murray Hamilton, and Stubby Kaye.

William Demarest died in Palm Springs, California, in 1983, from prostate cancer. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

More Facts about William Demarest

Whole Name Carl William Demarest
AKA(s) William Demarest, Demarest, William
Born/Where Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Born February 27, 1892
Died 1983-01-01
Lived 90 years, 10 month, 3 days
Astrological sign Pisces
What He/She Does Actor
His/Her Height 5′ 9�” (1.77 m)
Relationships Estelle Collette

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